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2nd Meeting of ASEAN COST+3 Held in Tokyo

The 2nd Meeting of ASEAN COST (Committee on Science and Technology) Plus Three (China, Japan, Korea) was held in Tokyo on October 5, 2007. The meeting was presided by Yukihide Hayashi from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, with the participation of around 40 representatives from the ten ASEAN member states, China, Japan and Korea. DG JIN Xiaoming of the Department of International Cooperation, MOST, attended the meeting as the head of the Chinese delegation.

The delegates reviewed the S&T cooperation under the framework since the 1st meeting and put forward suggestions for future collaboration as well as solutions to existing problems.

During the discussion on meeting principles, the delegates decided to hold the meeting annually in turn in the 13 countries.