JAKARTA, 14 April 2022 – ASEAN and america (U.S) reaffirmed their dedication to strengthening their dialogue relations on the 13th Assembly of the ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) held on the ASEAN Secretariat on 12 April.
The assembly took be aware that the long-standing ASEAN-U.S. partnership has expanded to cowl a variety of areas of cooperation undertaken throughout the three pillars of ASEAN Group.
To this finish, officers from each side famous the progress made within the implementation of the ASEAN-U.S. Plan of Motion (2021-2025), which can proceed to assist efforts of ASEAN in selling peace, safety, and prosperity within the area.
The assembly underscored the significance of enhancing cooperation within the following key areas resembling; commerce and funding development of Girls, Peace, and Safety (WPS) Agenda; commerce facilitation, digital financial system, transport, good cities, inexperienced infrastructure, and connectivity; Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); public well being emergencies; people-to-people alternate and schooling; setting, local weather change, sustainable improvement, and renewable power; amongst others. The assembly additionally mentioned regional and worldwide problems with mutual concern.
The assembly recommended the U.S.’ revitalised engagement with ASEAN, which was demonstrated by its management in making certain equitable and reasonably priced entry to vaccines within the area and its assist for ASEAN’s efforts in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
This consists of its assist by the COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund and the launch of the Centres for Illness Management and Prevention Regional Workplace in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in October final 12 months, in addition to the potential enlargement of ASEAN-U.S. collaboration within the well being sector.
Either side seemed ahead to the commemorative actions to be applied to mark the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations this 12 months.
M.I. Derry Aman, Everlasting Consultant of Indonesia to ASEAN, and Kate Rebholz, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, co-chaired the assembly.
The Everlasting Representatives of ASEAN Member States/their representatives, the Deputy Secretary-Common for ASEAN Political Safety Group in addition to officers from the ASEAN Secretariat and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN additionally attended the assembly.
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