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ASEAN: Senior Officials Meeting Ushers 26th ASEAN Summit

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KUALA LUMPUR: Senior officials from ASEAN member countries started gathering at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) this morning to work out the details and progress on various issues relating to the 26th Asean Summit.

The meetings, scheduled to take place today, are the Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and the 10th meeting of the High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration Working Group on Post-2015.

Later in the evening, the Senior Officials and delegates will attend the welcome dinner at the Malaysian Petroleum Club at the Petronas Twin Towers here.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is scheduled to hold a press conference at 3.30 pm at the KLCC on the 26th ASEAN Summit.

The two-day Summit on April 26-27 will focus among others on the progress made towards establishing the ASEAN Community by end-2015 and chart the next course of action to propel the regional grouping to greater heights.

The annual summit, a gathering the leaders from all 10 members of the grouping, comes at an important time as ASEAN members are working hard to realise the establishment of the long-dreamt ASEAN Community, which aims at deeper and wider regional integration.

ASEAN comprises 10 countries — Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.



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