Academic journal article Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Third Meeting of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Dialogue, Manila, 15-16 May 1997, Joint Press Statement

Academic journal article Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Third Meeting of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Dialogue, Manila, 15-16 May 1997, Joint Press Statement

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1. The Third Meeting of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Dialogue was held on 15-16 May 1997 in Manila, Philippines.

2. The Meeting was attended by delegations from the seven Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea, as well as representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat.

3. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Ernesto V. Llamas, Director-General of ASEAN Philippines, and H.E. Mr. Song Young Shik, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

4. Both sides reviewed the progress on the relations between ASEAN and ROK in the areas of trade, investment, tourism, science and technology, and human resources development. Both sides discussed the various activities and projects as well as new proposals for the improvement of cooperation in these areas.

5. Both sides recognized the fact that since the last Dialogue remarkable progress has been achieved in economic activities between ASEAN and ROK. Both sides agreed to continue consultations to devise ways and means to further strengthen ASEAN-ROK trade and investment relations.

6. Both sides agreed that there was a need to enhance further people-to-people contacts between ASEAN and ROK. In this connection, the Meeting adopted the proposal of ROK for the Future-oriented Cooperation Projects which would cover the areas of youth, media and culture. …

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