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Third ASEAN Regional Forum workshop on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning System (19-21 June 2017)

Third ASEAN Regional Forum workshop on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning System – 19-21 June 2017

 

The 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) workshop on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning System took place in Yangon Myanmar from 19-21 June 2017, co-chaired by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the European Union (EU) and the United-States.

The 19 June session was dedicated to the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) with a clause caucus meeting of AIPR Governing Council and Advisory Board, followed by a joint informal session with ARF partners to share best practices in Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning System as well as AIPR’s future role and responsibilities in ASEAN’s led mechanisms. 

On the 20 and 21 June 2017, senior officials, experts and ARF partners’ representatives shared their views and best practices on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and the role Early Warning and Early Response in conflict prevention.

The opening ceremony of the 3rd ARF workshop on Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Early Warning System was attended by Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun and Hassan Wirajuda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

The two days ARF meeting was attended by more than 80 partners representing the ARF  partners, Members of Governing Council and Members of Advisory Board from AIPR, Members of the Parliament from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, representatives from ASEAN Secretariat, senior experts from regional and international organisations as well as prominent peace-makers as invited guests.

The seminar was officiated by U Myint Thu, Director General of ASEAN Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Myanmar, H. E. Francisco Fontan Pardo, EU Ambassador to ASEAN and Kristen F. Bauer, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon.