Thai PM names 3Ms principle in regional security cooperation
17:02 | 31/07/2019
VGP – Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said regional security should be promoted by inviting countries, both big and small, to engage in cooperation based on the 3Ms principle of mutual trust, mutual respect, and mutual interests.

Thai PrimeMinister Prayut Chan-o-cha (6th from left), the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the ASEAN Secretary-General to the 52nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Bangkok Thailand, July 31, 2019.

Prayut made the above statement at the opening ceremony of the 52nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok on Wednesday.

He said that this is especially with regard to difference and diversity, and mutual benefit as well as  the peaceful settlement of disputes to fulfill the aspirations of ASEAN’s Founding Fathers from 52 years ago to create and maintain a region of peace and security.

The Thai PM also called for strengthening ASEAN-led mechanisms, including the ASEAN Plus Three, EAS, ARF and ASEAN cooperation with Dialogue Partners to ensure sustainability in all dimensions for the benefit of the ASEAN peoples.

In the first half of 2019, “our close cooperation has produced a number of concrete outcomes – importantly, moving forward our endeavor to achieve sustainability in all dimensions,” said Prayut.

 At the 34thASEAN Summit last month, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability, and pushed forward cooperation directly benefitting the people, such as  the launching of the Satellite Warehouse in Chainat Province under the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN; the upgrading of the ASEAN Center of Military Medicine as an official ASEAN entity; and the adoption of the Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Region.

By Quang Minh

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