Japan announces priorities for 'ASEAN+3' cooperation

At a meeting of the 'ASEAN+3' (APT) foreign ministers, Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono highlighted Japan's priorities for APT cooperation, including a free and open Indo-Pacific, disaster prevention, food security, health and sanitation, and education and cross-country exchange. 

Kono also commended APT for its progress so far in promoting cooperation and development in the region. The APT includes the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) as well as China, Japan, and South Korea.

Press release -Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan