Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Asean FM meeting addresses Myanmar floods

The Asean Foreign Minsters’ Meeting, held on August 4.
Foreign ministers from around Southeast Asia discussed the flooding currently affecting Myanmar at the Asean Foreign Minsters’ Meeting, according to Myanmar Foreign Minister Wanna Maung Lwin.
The 48th Asean FM meeting and its related meetings were held on August 4 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“We discussed matters like the South China Sea, natural disasters and flooding in Myanmar. They all said they will provide what is needed,” said Foreign Minister Wanna Maung Lwin.
They also discussed migrant worker issues and how they will carry out Asean projects beyond 2015.
“We discussed migrant issues. The main thing to control migrant workers is law enforcement. We all need cooperation to eradicate human trafficking,” Wanna Maung Lwin said.
Before the Asean Foreign Minsters’ meeting, a Senior Official from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Asean projects beyond 2015, migrant workers, the South China Sea and Asean regional and international communication would be discussed.
Asean foreign ministers will meet with representatives of partner nations on August 5, and the Asean Regional Forum will take place on August 6.
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