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ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin’s visit to Japan

    The Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat, H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, visited Japan from September 13th to 15th, 2011. In the afternoon of September 13th, Dr. Surin participated in JICA, KEIDANREN and the ASEAN Secretariat’s Joint Symposium “ASEAN Connectivity: Sharing Prosperity between ASEAN and Japan,” where he delivered a keynote speech entitled “Expectations for Japanese Business in Strengthening ASEAN Connectivity.” On September 14th, Dr. Surin met Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Mr. Yukio Edano. The meeting was Mr. Edano’s first time to receive courtesy call from foreign leading figures since appointed as the Minister. In addition to that, Dr. Surin also met Mr. Tadashi Okamura, the chairman of Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and had opportunities to exchange views with the officials of the Japanese government and the ambassadors of ASEAN Member States to Japan.