Talking ASEAN on "The Philippines as ASEAN Chair in 2017"

 

JAKARTA – On Thursday, 26 January 2017, The Habibie Center hosted Talking ASEAN dialogue entitled “The Philippines as ASEAN Chair in 2017” at The Habibie Center Building in Jakarta. This edition of Talking ASEAN was moderated by Ms. Rahimah Abdulrahim (Executive Director, The Habibie Center) and featured an expert panel made up of H.E. Elizabeth P. Buensuceso (Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to ASEAN), H.E. Jose Antonio Morato Tavares (Director-General for ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Republic of Indonesia), as well as Jamil Maidan Flores (Foreign Policy Observer and Columnist, The Jakarta Globe).

The objectives of this Talking ASEAN were to: (a) explore the Philippines’ deliverables in chairing ASEAN in 2017; (b) discuss the Philippines’ plans as ASEAN Chair in 2017 for ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary; (c) identify the challenges posed to ASEAN at large in 2017 and how the Philippines plan to address them; and (d) produce possible recommendations for the Philippines regarding its ASEAN chairmanship in 2017.

The first to speak was H.E. Elizabeth P. Buensuceso who explained that through the theme of “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, the Philippines’ ASEAN Chairmanship will have detailed priorities that it hopes to achieve, including issues of resilience, peace, and security. H.E. Jose Antonio Morato Tavares as the second speaker further elaborated that ASEAN has done extensive engagement with numerous partner countries through its activities and that Indonesia is keen to work closely with the Philippines in achieving its Chairmanship deliverables. The last one to speak, Jamil Maidan Flores, stated that ASEAN Member States as a community shall be responsible to and with one another, and expressed his hopes for the protection of human rights, especially migrant labour rights and people’s right to life.

This was followed by a Question and Answer session which heard a number of participants in the audience address questions to the resource persons.

To download a copy of the Discussion Report and the powerpoints presentations, please click here.

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