Senior officials of ASEAN and Russia have sought ways to increase their cooperation in the prioritised areas of politics-security, economic and culture-education at their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The meeting on March 21 was the 11th of ASEAN - Russia Joint Cooperation Committee (ARJCC), which was co-chaired by Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ASEAN Dato’ Hasnudin Hamzah and Russian Ambassador to ASEAN Mikhain Galuzin.

In detail, the officials touched on the combat against terrorism and transnational crimes, trade and economy, investment, energy, transport, agriculture, food security, tourism, science and technology, culture, disaster management and ASEAN connectivity and integration.

They also reviewed the Roadmap of Comprehensive Program of Action (CPA) to promote the cooperation between ASEAN and Russia in 2005 – 2015.

The officials discussed the preparations for the third ASEAN – Russia Summit, as well as upcoming joint activities, including ASEAN – Russia Youth Summit, ASEAN – Russia Business Forum and ASEAN – Russia Music Festival.-VNA