UNIVERSALIZATION TRIP China and ASEAN - March 2017
The CSP3 President, Ambassador K. Korhonen of Finland, accompanied by the Head of the ATT Secretariat, undertook a trip to Asia to promote the universalization of the ATT through engagement with representatives of the following stakeholders on the Asian continent:
Interview conducted with Amb. K. Korhonen by the Bangkok Post, 16 April 2017 (here).
China, Beijing (13-14 March 2017)
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Representatives of some of the ATT initiating countries: Australia, Costa Rica, Japan, Kenya and UK.
Representatives of some of the CSP3 Vice Presidents: Australia and Bulgaria.
Regional organization: European Union delegation to China
Think Tanks: Institute of Arms Control and Security Studies and China Arms Control & Disarmament Association, National Defence University.
Indonesia, Jakarta (15-17 March 2017)
Indonesia Ministry of Defence.
Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Regional organization: ASEAN, European Union delegation to Indonesia.
Country Representatives: Australia, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, UK, Vietnam.
Civil society organizations: Research Center of Politics (LIPI), Women Peace and Security Working Group, Paramadina University, CSIS, Institute Titian Perdamaian – National network, UNPKO, ELSAM.
Thailand, Bangkok (20-21 March 2017)
Thailand Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
International organization: UNDP Resident Coordinator Thailand and UNRCPD.
Regional organization: European Union delegation to Thailand.
Representatives of some of the ATT initiating countries: Australia, Argentina, Kenya, Nigeria.
Civil society organizations: ICRC, Nonviolence International Southeast Asia, Norwegian People’s Aid, Amnesty International.
Meeting with Mr. Ma Shengkun, Counsellor, Arms Control Department, Beijing, China (14 March 2017)
Meeting with Ms. Mala Selvaraju, Assitant Director of Political and Security ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia (17 March 2017)
Meeting with civil society at Center for Political Studies, Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia (17 March 2017)