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Singapore hosts ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat from Feb. 4 to 6

Copyfrom:Xinhua News AgencyPost Time:2018-02-05 17:04:14

Singapore, chairing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2018, hosts the annual ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat from Feb. 4 to 6, the city-state's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday at its official website.

Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan will chair the Retreat.

The retreat is the first gathering of the ASEAN foreign ministers hosted by Singapore during its 2018 Chairmanship. Singapore's foreign ministry said the retreat will be a useful and timely opportunity for the foreign ministers to discuss the way forward for the ASEAN Community.

It said the foreign ministers will discuss ASEAN's priorities in line with its 2018 themes of "Resilience" and "Innovation." The foreign ministers will also exchange views on regional and international developments.

Singapore plans to make ASEAN and the region more resilient and innovative, and to improve digital connectivity between countries as well as cybersecurity in the region, according to the local media.

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