ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council ministers organize meeting online

The 24th Meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council ministers, under the supervision of ASEAN rotating chair Viet Nam and Office of the Secretary-General of ASEAN, was held virtually yesterday.
The meeting was participated by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Deputy Minister U Kyi Min, Permanent Secretary U Tun Ohn, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community high-level official and Rector of National University of Arts and Culture, Mandalay Dr Khin Kyi Pyar and other Myanmar delegates.
The virtual meeting discussed matters relating to prioritized sectors of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, works being implemented during 2020, the announcements that will be approved by ASEAN leaders and the tasks that will be recorded in 37th ASEAN Summit.
They detailed about “Hanoi Declaration” and “Narrative of ASEAN” that will be declared during 37th ASEAN Summit, promotion of safety for women in ASEAN region, creating job opportunities, migrant workers’ affairs, youth development and natural disaster prevention.
Moreover, the meeting discussed the ASEAN membership application of Timor-Leste and further processes, ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025, Research and Development in ASEAN and fund establishment for COVID-19.
Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko said that this year is mid-term of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025 and said the implementation of the works for coming five years based on the results of past five years and in accordance with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda.
He expressed Myanmar’s supports for Viet Nam’s efforts relating to Culture of Prevention (CoP) declaration and also said Myanmar would assist the socio-economic cooperation involved by multiple countries.
The cooperation works of ASEAN member countries must be continued to promote the development of all ASEAN countries and to accomplish long-term development tasks, he added.
The 29th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA) Meeting and 3rd Working Group on Culture of Prevention (CoP) were also held online on 5 November prior to the 24th Meeting of ASCC.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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