JAKARTA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials of ASEAN permanent representatives from each member state, delegations from Russia federation and ASEAN Secretariat attended the 11th Meeting of the ASEAN-Russia Joint Cooperation Committee (ARJCC) held in the Southeast Asian bloc's secretariat premises here on Thursday.
The Meeting reviewed the current status of the Roadmap on the Comprehensive Programme of Action (CPA) to Promote Cooperation between ASEAN and the Russian Federation (2005-2015), a statement sent to Xinhua by the secretariat said.
The meeting had an in-depth exchange of views with regard to further enhancing ASEAN-Russia cooperation in the political and security, economic and socio-cultural priority areas.
Topic discussed include combating terrorism and transnational crimes, trade and economy, investment, energy, transport, agriculture and food security, tourism, science and technology, disaster management and culture, as well as the ASEAN connectivity.
The 11th ARJCC was co-chaired by Dato' Hasnudin Hamzah, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ASEAN, and Mikhail Galuzin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to ASEAN.
Delegation in the meeting noted with satisfaction the progress achieved within the past year under the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership.
The meeting also discussed the preparation for the third ASEAN- Russia Summit and a number of upcoming joint activities later this year, including the ASEAN-Russia Youth Summit, ASEAN-Russia Business Forum and ASEAN-Russia Music Festival.
The Meeting also reviewed the status of the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership Financial Fund as well as a number of Joint Projects sponsored by the Fund.