ASEAN Foreign ministers yesterday discussed ways and means to ensure the full and effective implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC) Blueprint 2025 adopted by the ASEAN leaders at the 27th ASEAN Summit in 2015.
The discussion was made at the 14th APSC meeting held in Vientiane under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith in the attendance of ASEAN foreign ministers, Secretary-General of ASEAN Le Luong Minh and delegates.
During the meeting, the ministers also discussed the development of Sectoral Bodies under the APSC pillar.
The foreign ministers also expressed appreciation for the collective efforts and initiatives carried out by ASEAN member states as well as ASEAN Sectoral Bodies under the APSC pillar on the implementation of the APSC Blueprint 2025.
In addition, participants encouraged the Sectoral Bodies to intensify their efforts in implementing action lines under their respective purviews and enhancing cross-pillar and cross sectoral coordination mechanisms.
On this occasion, Mr. Saleumxay informed the meeting that the Lao PDR has ratified the Protocol to the ASEAN Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms and handed over the Lao PDR’s Instrument of Ratification of the said Protocol to the Secretary-General of ASEAN.