Vietnam chairs meeting of ASEAN-IPR Governing Council

Wednesday, 2020-01-22 10:06:28
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Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, Head of Vietnam’s permanent delegation to ASEAN and Chairman of the ASEAN IPR’s Governing Council. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The 18th meeting of the Governing Council of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN IPR) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 21, the first during Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020.

The meeting was chaired by Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, Head of Vietnam’s permanent delegation to ASEAN and Chairman of the ASEAN IPR’s Governing Council.

Addressing the meeting, Ambassador Binh shared Vietnam’s priorities during the year it serves as ASEAN Chair, noting that one of them is to promote programmes and activities related to women, peace and security in ASEAN in the context that maintaining peace and security continue to be one of the focuses of the association.

The council discussed and adopted the ASEAN IPR’s working programme in 2020, acknowledged the financial report for 2019 and proposed working budget in 2020 for the ASEAN IPR’s Secretariat.

The meeting also considered some proposals on projects and activities of the ASEAN IPR in the time ahead, including training to raise peace and reconciliation capacity, a research project to support women, peace and security in ASEAN, a symposium on young people and technology, and Vietnam’s proposal on organizing a workshop on ASEAN women’s role in maintaining sustainable peace and security in the digital era in Vietnam in May this year.