7 August | Manila, the Philippines
Chaired by H.E. Alan Peter S. Cayetano, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, the 24th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting underscored the importance of the ARF as the primary forum for constructive dialogue and consultation on political and security issues of mutual interest and concern to the Asia-Pacific region. Ministers reiterated the importance of strengthening international cooperative efforts in nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy, as well as in the elimination of chemical weapons stockpiles and non-proliferation of chemical weapons. For more information, please see the Chairman’s Statement.