The 4th Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
January 12, 2010
- The 4th Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Tokyo on January 16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun).
- FEALAC is an international framework consisting of thirty-three countries including fifteen countries in Asia and eighteen countries in Latin America, with the purpose of strengthening cooperative relations in a wide variety of areas between Asia and Latin America. Foreign Ministers’ Meetings are generally held once every two years. The previous Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was held in 2007 in Brazil, where it was decided that the 2010 meeting would be held in Japan.
- At the Meeting, discussions will be held on various issues facing the international community and both regions, specifically 1) environment and sustainable development, 2) economic and financial crisis, and 3) social inclusion such as reducing disparities, while also looking back on FEALAC’s activities in the ten years since it was established. Methods of promoting exchange between Asia and Latin America are also to be discussed.
(Reference) The Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC)
- Established in1999
- Thirty-three countries (Fifteen countries in Asia [Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Australia, New Zealand] and eighteen countries in Latin America [Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico])
- Purpose: Strengthening cooperative relations on a broad scale between Asia and Latin America
- Organization: The Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is the highest decision-making framework. There are also Senior Officials Meetings and three Working Groups ((1) Politics, Culture and Education (2) Economy and Society (3) Science and Technology).
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