Bohol to host ASEAN meeting anew

ASEAN delegates visit the Chocolate Hills in Carmen following their meetings in Panglao in 2017. | File Photo: Leo Udtohan

The provincial government, for the sixth  time in less than two years, is preparing to host Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) delegates who will be holding a meeting at the resort island of Panglao in March.

Governor Edgar Chatto and Department of Interior And Local Government Asec. Manuel Felix met at the People’s Mansion in Tagbilaran City on Wednesday to discuss preparatory measures for the meeting which will be held at the BE Grand Resort in Panglao.

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The three-day meeting from March 4 to March 7, 2019 will be attended by ASEAN technical working group members who will be holding a cross-sectoral consultative meeting on the combat against human trafficking, particularly the implementation of the “Bohol Trafficking In Persons Work Plan 2017-2020.”

The meeting in Panglao is among at least 16 working group, senior official and ministerial meetings of the ASEAN which will be held in various countries of the 10-nation bloc in 2019.

Bohol was the venue for four ASEAN meetings in 2017 when the Philippines hosted the 50th ASEAN.

The province also hosted in the same year the Asia Cooperation Dialogue which was joined by 34-member countries.

In 2018, the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities held a council meeting in Panglao from November 25 to November 30. (rt)



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