ASEAN foreign ministers launched the ASEAN Communication Master Plan (ACMP) at a meeting on November 11 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar as a move to realise the ASEAN Community in 2015.

In its press release, the ASEAN Secretariat revealed that the ACPM aims to provide ASEAN stakeholders with a framework to communicate about the opportunities offered by the ASEAN Community within the region and globally.

The plan, themed “ASEAN: A Community of Opportunities” will guide ASEAN member states and other stakeholders in communicating clearly the character, structure, and overall vision of ASEAN and the ASEAN Community to regional and global audiences.

ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh said that the ACMP, developed with support from the Japanese Government through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), is designed to be a living plan that conveys the message that ASEAN is a Community of Opportunities for all.

He stressed the importance of ASEAN to be able to speak to its internal and external stakeholders with clear messages, and with one voice, using traditional and non-traditional means of communication. -VNA