28
February
2019

ASEAN Accepts Peru’s Request to Accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC)

28
February
2019

ASEAN Accepts Peru’s Request to Accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC)

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On 25th February 2019, Mr. Suriya Chindawongse, Director-General of the Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Fernando Quiros, Ambassador of Peru to Thailand, to convey the decision of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Chiang Mai on 17 – 18 January 2019 to accept Peru’s request to accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).

On this occasion, the Director-General also presented to the Peruvian Ambassador a copy of the official note from H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, informing of the abovementioned decision and extending an invitation to the Foreign Minister of Peru to visit Thailand to sign the Instrument of Accession to the TAC. Both sides are working on the date and venue of the signing ceremony.

The Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, which was signed on 24 February 1976, is a treaty that provides basic principles in the conduct of relations among countries in Southeast Asia and their relations with other High Contracting Parties. At present, the Treaty has 37 High Contracting Parties including all ASEAN Member States and Development Partners of ASEAN.