ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


Meeting of ASEAN Centre Executive Board

Meeting of ASEAN Centre Executive Board


The 17th Meeting of ASEAN Centre Executive Board took place at MGIMO on February 14, 2020. The meeting was attended by H.E. Ngo Duc Manh, Ambassador of Vietnam to Russia, and ASEAN Co-chair of the Board, H.E. Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi, Ambassador of Indonesia to Russia and Lao PDR Ambassador to Russia H.E. Sivienghet Phetvorasak Among those taking part in the Meeting were representatives of diplomatic missions of the ASEAN Member states.

The Russian part of the Executive Board was represented by MGIMO Vice-Rector for General Affairs Dr. Artem Malgin, the Co-Chair of the Board and by Mr. Andrey Lyamin, Deputy Director, Department of Asia and Pacific Cooperation, MFA of Russia.

The Meeting was convened to discuss the Draft Completion Report of the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO for 2017-2019, the Draft Financial Report of the Centre for the same period and its Draft Indicative Work Programme for 2020. These topics were presented by Dr. Victor Sumsky, Centre’s Director, Ms. Ekaterina Tronevskaya, Deputy Director and Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, Senior Expert.

The Executive Board approved the submission of these documents to Jakarta for the final approval by the annual session of the ASEAN-Russia Joint Cooperation Committee (ARJPC) that will take place in March.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the ASEAN Centre. In this regard the participants of the meeting exchanged views on the Centre’s activities and achievements throughout the past ten years and outlined future prospects for cooperation. The Executive Board agreed to continue discussions on this matter.