02 Jan ASEAN retreat to kick-start Malaysia’s chairmanship

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President U Thein Sein ceremonially handed over the position of the ASEAN chair to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the end of the 25th ASEAN Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on November 13. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
 President U Thein Sein (R) ceremonially handed over the position of the ASEAN chair to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the end of the 25th ASEAN Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on November 13, 2014. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

Malaysia will kick-start its chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015 by hosting the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia fromJanuary 27to28, according the ASEAN secretariat in a press release received on January 2.

The retreat is the first in the series of ASEAN foreign ministers' meetings and other related meetings under Malaysia's ASEAN chairmanship this year.

During the retreat, ASEAN foreign ministers are expected to discuss the priorities of ASEAN for 2015 and the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision.

The foreign ministers are expected to deliberate on important political, security and developmental issues crucial to ASEAN and its member states.

Among the major meetings that Malaysia will host under its stewardship are the 26th ASEAN Summit in April 2015 and the 27th ASEAN Summit in November 2015.

Malaysia's theme for its chairmanship of ASEAN is "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision.”

Malaysia recently took over the chair from Myanmar.

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