“We have a lot of work to do in preparation for the ASEAN summit.”
This was in line with Philippine ambassador to ASEAN Elizabeth P. Buensuceso who chaired the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) on April 26, beginning a collection of official conferences that may culminate with the 30th ASEAN summit on April 29.
The Summit preparatory work was to “ensure that all outcome documents and all issues are in order so that our leaders will be able to come up with decisions that will really affect the lives of our people,” Buensuceso defined.
The CPR mentioned their work plan for 2017, experiences and proposals to the ASEAN senior officers and ASEAN ministers, commemorative actions on the 50th anniversary of ASEAN this yr, ASEAN’s relations with its dialogue companions and different exterior events, and preparations for the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and associated ministerial conferences in August in Manila.
The meeting additionally exchanged views on potential end result paperwork and varied initiatives for the 50th AMM and different ministerial conferences and the 31st ASEAN summit in November, which may even be held within the Philippines.
The CPR consists of the ambassadors to ASEAN members. CPR members additionally compose the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC). Most of them additionally belong to the ASEAN institute for peace and reconciliation governing council.