The ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General and the President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting, or AUMM) was held on 28 September 2012 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia; H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; and H.E. Mr. Vuc Jeremic, the President of the 67th UN General Assembly. H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, was also in attendance.
This was the first AUMM since the adoption of the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership between ASEAN and the UN at the 4th ASEAN-UN Summit in Bali last November. In this regard, the AUMM participants reviewed the implementation of the ASEAN-UN Comprehensive Partnership, based on the joint report by the Secretariats of ASEAN and the UN. They also held discussions on the preparations for, as well as key issues to be raised at, the forthcoming 5th ASEAN-UN Summit, which is scheduled to take place in Phnom Penh on 20 November 2012.. The participants welcomed the institution of a process of regular dialogue between the Secretariats of the two Organizations and called on them to further enhance their cooperation as called for in the Joint Declaration.