Asian ministers to enhance cooperation on cultural heritage

BB28 March 2010

The 4th meeting of Asean Ministers responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) including China, Japan and Korea was held on March 25-26 March at Clark, Pampanga, Philippines.

Present at the meeting was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Awg Hj Ahmad bin Hj Jumat; the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Dato Paduka Hj Jemat bin Hj Ampal as well as other senior officers.

During the meeting, they agreed to further enhance the cooperation among Asean member countries in the field of culture and arts especially in human resource development, maintenance and Asean cultural heritage development as well as the development of small and medium cultural enterprises.

The meeting also approved senior officials meeting on culture and arts working group work plan. At the AMCA +3 meeting, they agreed to step up the cooperation between Asean member countries, China, Japan and Korea in shaping Asean +3 work plan and to set up Asean +3 Fund.