Shanghai org to work closely with ASEAN

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aseanJAKARTA, 3 December 2015 – The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) expressed its strong commitment to work closely with ASEAN through the Secretariat-to-Secretariat level and beyond.  This was conveyed by H.E. Dmitry Mezentsev, Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN yesterday.

Secretary-General Minh welcomed Secretary-General Mezentsev and highlighted the importance of continued support from Dialogue Partners, friends and other external partners, including from the Member States of the SCO, for ASEAN in this endeavour.

Secretary-General Mezentsev thanked Secretary-General Minh and looked forward to working closely with ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat especially in areas of common interests such as counter-terrorism, illegal drug trafficking and illegal immigration. Possible cooperation in the areas of economy, finance and environment were also brought up by Secretary-General Mezentsev. He informed Secretary-General Minh on future collaborations between SCO and some ASEAN Member States and expressed SCO’s desire to further forge stronger ties with ASEAN in these areas.

Further, Secretary-General Mezentsev informed Secretary-General Minh about various upcoming SCO summits and forums in 2016 and encouraged Secretary-General Minh and ASEAN families to attend the events. Both also exchanged views on regional issues of common interest and concern.  (Ref:  Romeo Arca, ASEAN Secretariat)

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