The two-day meeting of the Senior Officials’ Committee for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA) successfully wrapped up in the central city of Da Nang on August 15.
During the meeting, the officials reviewed the implementation of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint and prepared for the fourth meeting of the ASCC Council to be held in Da Nang city on August 16.
The participants also exchanged views on priority areas listed in the ASCC Blueprint, including coping with global challenges, developing human resources as well as skills for economic recovery and growth, increasing social welfare for women and children and promoting ASEAN culture.
They made a final review on two draft statements of ASEAN leaders on the priority areas. The two drafts will be submitted to the fourth ASCC Council meeting and the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi this October for approval./.