On 9 May IISS-Asia hosted HE Le Luong Minh for the 25th Fullerton Lecture, supported by The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Following the establishment of the ASEAN Community in 2015, the Secretary-General of ASEAN talked about the grouping’s evolution and its significant contributions over almost five decades. He discussed the important factors that have enabled ASEAN to play a central role in the regional political-security and economic architecture. Using the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 as a framework, he elaborated on the concerted efforts being made to ensure that a 'people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN' remains responsive to the opportunities and challenges of the next decade.
The talk was followed by a question-and-answer session with the invited audience. Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director of IISS-Asia, chaired the event.
HE Le Luong Minh has been Secretary-General of ASEAN since 2013. Before assuming his present post, he had a long and notably distinguished career in Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was Vietnam’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2011-13 and from 2004-11 was Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
The event was held at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.