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ASEAN secretary general addresses Security Council in historic first briefing

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, February 1, 2020   /  08:57 am
ASEAN secretary general addresses Security Council in historic first briefing ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi (foreground) briefs members of the United Nations Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday. (Courtesy of/Indonesian Mission to the UN)

With two Southeast Asian nations currently serving on the United Nations’ most powerful body, ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi briefed for the first time members of the Security Council on Thursday to highlight the organization’s role in maintaining regional peace and security.   ASEAN has contributed to the peace, security and prosperity in Southeast Asia region, Lim said, underlining the importance of its relations with external partners, including the UN.   Thursday’s meeting at the UN headquarters in New York was hosted at the end of Vietnam’s presidency of the Security Council in January, and early in the nation’s 2020 chairmanship of the regional grouping. Indonesia is also a nonpermanent member of the council, having started its last term in a two-year stint at the beginning of the year.   “Indeed, it is ofte...