14 July 2022 - The ASEAN Committee in Santiago (ACS), under the chairmanship of Thailand, met with Foreign Affairs Minister Antonia Urrejola and Vice Minister Jose Miguel Ahumada to discuss matters of mutual concern between ASEAN and Chile, including pandemic response best practices, Chile’s multilateral agenda and commitments under APEC and CPTPP, and trade and investment prospects. The Philippines also presented ACS plans to commemorate the 55th Anniversary of ASEAN on 8 August 2022, during the ACS chairmanship of the Philippines. 

Also present were outgoing Director General of Asia Pacific (DIRAPAC), Ambassador Carlos Olguin, incoming Director General, Ambassador Patricio Powell and Ambassador Marcela Otero, Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs.

Over lunch, each ASEAN Embassy prepared local delicacies, including the Philippines´ lumpiang shanghai and leche flan. END