Joint Media Statement The Meeting of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) with Dialogue Partners

1. The ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) Meetings with Dialogue Partners, including the ASEAN Plus Three (AMCA+3), China, Japan and the Republic of Korea were held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 25 August 2016. The Meetings were held in conjunction with the Seventh AMCA Meeting, and was preceded by the relevant senior officials meetings.

2. The Meetings were officiated and chaired by H.E. Pehin Dato Major General (retired) Haji Halbi Md Yussof, Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports of Brunei Darussalam. H.E. Mr. Ding Wei, Vice Minister of Culture of China, co-chaired the ASEAN Plus China Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts Meeting. H.E. Hiroyuki Yoshiie, State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, co-chaired the ASEAN Plus Three and ASEAN Plus Japan Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts Meetings. Mr. Bang Sun-gyu, President of Asia Culture Center (ACC), Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, co-chaired the ASEAN Plus ROK Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts Meeting.

Source: Association of SouthEast Asian Nation