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Chairman's Statement The Second ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers Meeting
24 July 2001, Ha
The Second Meeting
between the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN with the Foreign Ministers of the
People's Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ASE/\N+3 FMM) was
held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 24 July 2001. The Meeting
was chaired by H.E.Mr. Nguyen Dy
Nien, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the
The Foreign Ministers reiterated the importance of the Joint Statement on East Asia Cooperation adopted by the ASEAN+3 Summit in Manila in 1999 and the decisions made by the ASEAN+3 Summit in Singapore in 2000.
Ministers exchanged views on regional and international issues affecting peace,
stability and development in the region. The discussions were held in a candid
and friendly atmosphere. The Foreign Ministers held the views that peace,
stability in the region continued to be further strengthened. The Foreign
Ministers welcomed the election of President Megawati Sukarnoputri in
Ministers reviewed the progress of the implementation of the Joint Statement on
East Asia Cooperation and the follow-up actions to the decisions of the ASEAN+3
The Foreign Ministers welcomed the endorsement of the 6 priority projects at the recent ASEAN+ 3 Economic Ministers Meeting and expressed the hope for early materialisation of these projects.
The ASEAN Foreign
Ministers welcomed the efforts of
Ministers recognized that the ASEAN Mekong Basin Development Cooperation had
become one of the major areas within the framework of ASEAN + 3 cooperation.
The ASEAN Foreign Ministers welcomed the participation of the Plus Three
countries in the ASEAN Mekong Basin Development Cooperation as reflected by the
sending of study missions and survey teams to the regional countries. The ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers were
briefed on the activities of the Financial Experts Group within the AMBDC
framework. The Plus Three Foreign
Ministers took note of ASEAN's proposal on the establishment of a Unit in the
ASEAN Secretariat for monitoring and coordinating
The Foreign Ministers agreed to further intensify and expand the development cooperation projects in the region.
Ministers noted with satisfaction the formal launching the EASG and the
establishment of the Working Group of the EASG and took note of the progress of
the EASG by the adoption of the Terms of Reference of the EASG. The Foreign
Ministers appreciated the efforts by the Members of the East Asia Vision Group
(EAVG) in preparing the Report to be submitted to the ASEAN+3
The Foreign Ministers encouraged the EASG to consider the recommendations included in the Report of the EAVG in order to identify feasible ones for submission to the ASEAN+3 Summit with a view to developing the process of the ASEAN+3 cooperation in the interest of peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
Ministers also discussed the preparations for the ASEAN+3