Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Linh Lan. (Source: VNA)

Mexico (VNA) – The embassies of Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand to Mexico have co-hosted a workshop on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at San Luis University in the northern central state, San Luis Potosi.

It was among a series of events held by the ASEAN Committee in Mexico City to mark the official establishment of ASEAN Community at the end of this month.

During the event from December 9-10, ambassadors of the five ASEAN member states briefed attendees on the bloc’s history, role in the region and the world, potential for development and the building of the grouping with the three pillars of economics political-security, and socio-culture.

In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Linh Lan recalled milestones in Vietnam-Mexico relations and reiterated the importance of strengthening ASEAN’s central role in forming the ASEAN Community.

The establishment of ASEAN Community would open a new chapter of development for the association, benefiting its member states and the region, Lan said.

She added that Vietnam will continue its active role in building a united and sustainable ASEAN Community.

Later, Governor of San Luis Potosi State Juan Manuel Carreras hosted a reception for the ambassadors of the five nations on December 10.-VNA