Philippine Embassy Tokyo hosts Deputy Foreign Minister’s Briefing for ASEAN Embassies on G8 and G20 Priorities

Beginning 2nd fron L: H.E. Amb. Mahamud Ahmad of Brunei Darussalam; H.E. Amb. Hor Monirath of Cambodia; H.E. Amb. Datuk Shaharuddin Md. Som of Malaysia; H.E. Amb. Manuel M. Lopez of the Philippines; MOFA Deputy Minister Koji Tsuruoka; H.E. Amb. Doan Xuan Hung of Vietnam; H.E. Amb. Chin Siat Yoon of Singapore; H.E. Amb. Khin Maung Tin of Myanmar.

26 April 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo hosted a briefing conducted by Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Koji Tsuruoka for the ASEAN Committee Tokyo (ACT) on the forthcoming G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland (17-18 June 2013) and the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia (5-6 September 2013).

Deputy Minister Tsuruoka presented the priorities and thrusts of the host Governments for these two meetings, as well as the goals set by the Japanese Government with respect to its participation. The meeting provided an opportunity to raise and discuss the concerns of emerging economies and developing countries vis-à-vis the prevailing global economic conditions, as well as to call for more meaningful G8 and G20 actions to address these issues.

The event was capped by afternoon tea, during which the participating Embassies and the delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs enjoyed traditional Filipino rice cakes and beverages. The ACT brings together the heads of the ASEAN Embassies in Japan to promote ASEAN’s interests and identity in host countries and international organizations. Vietnam is currently Chair of the ACT.

MOFA Deputy Minister Koji Tsuruoka briefs the ACT on the G8 and G20 Summits.

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