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Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Chairs Meeting to Discuss Blue Print of ASEAN Political and Security Pillars

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West Manggarai — The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD chaired the 26th Political and Security Council meeting on one of the occasions for the 2023 ASEAN Summit and discussed the blue print regarding the pillars of politics and security in ASEAN.

“Regarding the meeting of the ASEAN Political and Security Council or APSC, our main agenda is to discuss the progress and implementation of the ASEAN political and security pillar blueprint 2023,” he said.

Regarding the blue print, he explained that the main goal is to be able to increase cooperation between ASEAN member countries, especially regarding political and security issues.

This is so that all people in ASEAN can feel security and peace.

Therefore, according to him, it is very important to have coordination and synchronization with various related stakeholders.

“That is why, we will simultaneously coordinate all sectoral bodies within the ASEAN Polkam pillar, as well as synchronizing issues that are cross-sectoral bodies and cross-pillars of the ASEAN community,” said Mahfud MD.

It is known that the blueprints for ASEAN’s political and security pillars themselves are drawn up based on the ASEAN charter and also ASEAN documents, which contain as many as 290 action steps that are mandatory to be implemented by all regional member countries.

Furthermore, when chairing the 26th meeting of the ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC), the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs declared his strong commitment to being able to eradicate human trafficking.

“Tomorrow our leaders will adopt the Declaration on the Eradication of Human Trafficking Due to the Misuse of Technology,” he said.

The declaration regarding the commitment to eradicate human trafficking in the ASEAN region was also carried out using a comprehensive approach, starting from prevention efforts to protecting victims.

With this firm declaration, according to him, it will also be able to increase joint collaboration in preventing technology abuse.

“It also enhances our collaboration together to prevent misuse of technology,” said Mahfud MD.

Furthermore, for him the enthusiasm to eradicate human trafficking really needs to be continuously supported, one of which is through efforts to accelerate negotiations on the ASEAN Extradition Agreement.

How could it not be, because the existence of this agreement will be able to prevent the ASEAN region from criminals and also further strengthen ASEAN’s status as a law-based society.

“The agreement will prevent our region from becoming a haven for criminals, as well as strengthening ASEAN’s status as a law-based society,” said Mahfud.

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