The Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh is undertaking a working visit to Malaysia from 7-9 January 2015. H.E. Le Luong Minh is accompanied by four Deputy Secretaries-General and officials from the ASEAN Secretariat. The working visit marks the beginning of Malaysia's role as Chairman of ASEAN. It is a tradition for the Secretary-General of ASEAN and his officials to visit the Chair country of ASEAN at the beginning of its chairmanship to discuss the preparations for the series of ASEAN meetings during the year.
During his visit, H.E. Le Luong Minh is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on YAB Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister on 8 January 2015. H.E. Le Luong Minh paid a courtesy call on YB Dato' Sri Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs today. During the courtesy call, YB Foreign Minister highlighted pertinent issues relating to Malaysia's priorities and deliverables with the aim to ensure the success of Malaysia's role as the Chairman of ASEAN.
The working visit will provide the opportunity for both sides to further strengthen the existing relationship between Malaysia, as the current Chairman of ASEAN and the ASEAN Secretariat. The working visit is also important towards creating an understanding between Malaysia and the ASEAN Secretariat particularly when ASEAN is going to declare the establishment of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015.
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