The 41st annual meeting of the Council of the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) was held via video conferencing recently. Enterprise Singapore Global Markets Director Eugene Toh chaired the meeting.
Council Directors from the ASEAN member states (AMS) and Japan as well as AJC Secretary General Dr Kunihiko Hirabayashi also attended the meeting.
Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) Dr Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin attended on behalf of Brunei Darussalam with officers from MoFE’s Trade Division. The meeting discussed the proposed reform of the AJC, Work Programme and Budget for financial year 2022.
The meeting noted that the proposal for the reform is timely taking into consideration the development in ASEAN and Japan over the last 40 years including current development in ASEAN such as the launch of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025, the Bandar Seri Begawan Roadmap as well as the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF).