26 January 2021
17TH ASEAN-RUSSIA SENIOR OFFICIALS’ MEETING (ARSOM)- VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE
The 17th ASEAN-Russia Senior Officials’ Meeting (ARSOM) was held on 26 January 2021 via videoconference. The Meeting was attended by Emaleen Abd Rahman Teo, Permanent Secretary (ASEAN) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam, where she shared Brunei Darussalam’s priorities and deliverables under its Chairmanship of ASEAN. It was the first meeting between ASEAN and a Dialogue Partner under the ASEAN Political-Security Community Pillar (APSC).
Among others, the Meeting discussed ways to further strengthen the cooperation between ASEAN and Russia, and welcomed Russia’s continued support for ASEAN’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.