The Philippines has initiated the formation of the ASEAN Committee in Kuwait in a move to further strengthen the relations among ASEAN Embassies in Kuwait.
In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the formation of the ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) was in line with Article 43 of the ASEAN Charter (ASEAN Committees in Third Countries).
Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan O. Primavera, hosted a luncheon meeting for ASEAN Ambassadors at the Crowne Plaza in Farwaniya, Kuwait last week, where Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand were represented by their heads of mission while Malaysia and Vietnam were represented by their Charges d’ Affaires (CDA).
Singapore was not represented, since the Singaporean Ambassador who has concurrent jurisdiction over Kuwait is based in Cairo.
However, he commended Ambassador Primavera for his initiative and expressed his support for the ASEAN Committee’s formation.
In that meeting, Indonesia was elected as ACK Chair following the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Standing Committee, while Cambodia was then elected as Vice Chairman in accordance with the order of precedence.