Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attends Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on sidelines of 66th session of UN General Assembly
The minister praised the efforts to build a comprehensive partnership between ASEAN and the UN.
He urged the ASEAN committee at the UN to work closely with the UN Secretariat to complete the draft joint declaration on ASEAN-UN cooperation ahead of the ASEAN-UN Summit in Indonesia in November 2011.
At the IAMM, ASEAN foreign ministers discussed preparations for the 19th ASEAN Summit and related summit meetings scheduled for November 17-19, 2011 in Indonesia .
They also discussed the draft declaration on the “ASEAN Community in the Global Community of Nations” and the East Asia Summit’s declaration on the principles of mutual-benefit ties.
The same day, Foreign Minister Minh attended a Meeting of the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission, which focused on ASEAN’s stance on nations with nuclear weapons joining the SEANWFZ Treaty./.
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