Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will visit Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs), 24th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM), 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) FMM, and 30th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) from 11 to 14 July 2023.
The 56th AMM will review ASEAN’s Community Building efforts and reaffirm ASEAN Centrality and unity amidst the evolving regional architecture. The Ministers will also discuss ASEAN’s post-pandemic recovery and economic integration, as well as progress in building the foundation for long-term growth and development under Indonesia’s Chairmanship theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth”. This will be the first AMM attended by Timor-Leste as an Observer.
ASEAN will also engage its Dialogue Partners at the PMCs, namely Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the United States. At the 24th APT FMM, 13th EAS FMM, and 30th ARF, Minister Balakrishnan will exchange views with his counterparts on regional and international developments and discuss ways to enhance regional peace and stability.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
10 JULY 2023