1st Meeting of ASEAN SOM Working Group on Decision Making Process

MOFA Indonesia 21 March 2023
1st Meeting of ASEAN SOM Working Group on Decision Making Process

Jakarta - Strengthening the effectiveness of ASEAN institutions in terms of decision making was the subject of discussion at the First Meeting of the ASEAN SOM Working Group on Decision Making Process (SOM WG on DMP) which took place in Jakarta on 21-22 March 2023.

The meeting was chaired by Rolliansyah Soemirat, Director of ASEAN Political and Security Cooperation as the Chair. The meeting was attended by the ten ASEAN member countries as well as the ASEAN Secretariat.

SOM WG on DMP itself undertook the mandate to follow up on the results of the 41st and 42nd ASEAN Summits which recommended strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of ASEAN institutions within the framework of the post-2025 ASEAN Community vision.

In this two-day meeting, the ASEAN delegation shared views on options for effective and efficient decision-making procedures in ASEAN, especially in certain and urgent situations.

The experience of the Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder of ASEAN's ability to respond quickly and respond to special and emergency situations.

Anticipating future dynamics, ASEAN realizes that the effectiveness of institutions and work processes, including in terms of decision-making, is an important element to continue to develop while still relying on the ASEAN Charter.

SOM WG on DMP under the chairmanship of Indonesia will continue to work intensively to try to formulate various forms of decision-making guidelines that can be used by ASEAN in certain situations.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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