The 9th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime

May 27, 2011
Japanese

  1. The 9th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (ARF-CTTC-ISM) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29-31 May 2011.

  2. The 9th ARF-CTTC-ISM will be co-chaired by H.E. Datuk Mohd Radzi Abdul Rahman, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia; and H.E. Takaaki Kojima, Ambassador in Charge of International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Officials from counter-terrorism and transnational crime related ministries and agencies from the ARF member countries will attend the meeting.

  3. The Meeting will focus, among others, on the assessment of the situation pertaining to terrorism and transnational crimes in the region, a review of the implementation of ARF decisions and also discussion on the future directions of ARF-CTTC-ISM.

  4. In recent years, ARF-CTTC-ISM has developed itself in a more action oriented way based on the ARF-CTTC Work Plan adopted at the 16th ARF in 2009. In order to contribute to the efforts in a positive way, then Japanese Foreign Minister Okada announced at the 17th ARF in 2010 our decision to co-chair the ARF-CTTC-ISM in 2011 with Malaysia.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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