The related meetings are the 21st Annual Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM 21) and the 14th ASOMM+3 Meeting.

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The ASOMM offers a forum for ASEAN ministers to discuss measures to strengthen cooperation in mining within the ten-member grouping, specifically support for industrialization programs in each member country.

Vietnam’s hosting AMMin 8 and related meetings holds political, diplomatic and environmental significance at national, regional and global levels, according to the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam.

It demonstrates Vietnam as a responsible member of the international community, which has seriously observed international commitments and been ready to engage in joint efforts in mining.

The meetings are expected to contribute to enhancing international cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally, and seeking financial and technological assistance in the sector.

Ministers from the ASEAN member countries, and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN’s dialogue partners – Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (RoK), and international organizations will attend the events.

A representative from the Vietnamese Government will deliver opening remarks and chair the AMMin 8. The Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment will preside over the ASOMM 21 and ASOMM+3.

The ASOMM 21 and ASOMM+3 are held annually, while AMMin takes place every two years in the ASEAN countries.

Source: VNA