Foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 45th Asean ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In a statement today, the ministry said Anifah would also attend the Post ministerial Conference (PMC), 19th Asean Regional Forum, the Asean Plus Three Foreign ministers Meeting and 2nd East Asia Summit Foreign minister Meeting there from July 6 to 13.
It said he would be accompanied by officials from his ministry and the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to Asean.
The 45th AMM will focus on Asean Community Building and the implementation of the Asean Charter.
“The ministers will exchange views on international and regional issues of common concern, as well as means to enhance Asean relations with its partners and global com munity,” said the ministry.
The 45th AMM will be preceeded by several other im portant meetings, including Asean Senior Official Meeting, Asean-China Informal Consultation on Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, Asean Foreign ministers Meeting with the Asean Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Right Representatives and the Meeting of the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Commission.
The statement said Asean foreign ministers will attend the PMC with their dialogue partners from Australia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and United States.
“Malaysia, as the country coordinator for Asean-New Zealand Dialogue Relations, will co-chair the PMC with New Zealand. Anifah and his counterpart, Murray McCully, will be co-chairing the meeting scheduled for July 11.
“The meeting, among others, will review the Asean-New Zealand cooperation and its dialogue relations, as well as discuss its future direction,” it added.
The statement said Anifah would highlight issues of im portance to Malaysia, including developments related to the South China Sea, progress related to the Global Movement of Moderates, as well as East Asia Summit Foreign ministers Meeting.