08 May 2017

News Story: ASEAN, Pacific Alliance forge stronger ties

Jakarta (VNA) – The ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives and the Pacific Alliance (PA)’s Group of External Relations met in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 5, to review the ASEAN-PA relations over the past years and seeking important measures to promote cooperation between the two sides in the future.

The event, the third of its kind, was co-chaired by Ambassador Nguyen Hoanh Nam, head of the Vietnamese delegation to the ASEAN, and Pablo Uria, head of the Bilateral Economic Relations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Nguyen Hoanh Nam lauded the growing ties between the two organizations as well as PA’s commitments in strengthening relations with ASEAN and the region.

As the coordinator of the ASEAN-PA relations for 2017, Vietnam will exert every effort to bolster affiliation between the two sides, he pledged.

Specifically, in order to effectively implement the ASEAN-PA Framework for Cooperation, the diplomat proposed increasing communications to popularize the content of the document to relevant agencies of both sides, thus encouraging them to join relevant activities and measures.

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