Role as AMEICC Secretariat

Under the agreement in the AMEICC Meeting held in November 1998, AOTS and the ASEAN Secretariat took on roles as Co-Secretariats of AMEICC. AOTS is chiefly responsible for liaison and coordination between the ASEAN Secretariat and relevant Japanese parties, with regard to administrative work necessary for organizing the AMEICC Meeting and Senior Economic Official Meeting (including liaison and coordination with relevant countries, arrangement of meetings and preparation of drafts), and administrative work necessary for AMEICC Working Groups (including the arrangement of meetings and preparation of drafts).

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Based on the progress in cooperation activities in CLM-WG, so to speak "from Planning to Implementation", Japan reiterated its policy to promote the revival of economy and industry in ASEAN with establishing appropriate mechanisms to exchange views and information concerning issues relating to ASEAN-Japan development cooperation under co-chairmanship at ministerial level, within the existing AEM-MITI Japan consultations by restructuring the CLM-WG.
In line with this, AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC) was established in 1998 according to the endorsement of ASEAN-Japan Summit Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 1997, as a body for policy consultations to discuss enhanced industrial cooperation, improvement of ASEAN's competitiveness and development cooperation assistance to the new member countries. The first meeting of the AMEICC was held in November 1998 in Bangkok. The meeting is held annually.
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