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ASEAN Department

Director​ :
Garry Ramlee bin Ibrahim



Jalan Subok, Bandar Seri Begawan, 

BD 2710, Brunei Darussalam.

(673) 2261291 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Fax :

(673) 2261997 / 2230904 (Chipered)

E-mail :

The Department:

  • The national focal point on ASEAN related matters.
  • The repository of information on all ASEAN matters at the national level.
  • Coordinates the implementation of ASEAN decisions at the national level.
  • Coordinates and supports the national preparations of ASEAN meetings.
  • Promotes ASEAN identity and awareness at the national level.
  • Contributes to ASEAN community building.
  • Participates in meetings related to ASEAN, including the ASEAN Summit, ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meetings, ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meetings, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meetings, ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meetings (AMM), the Post Ministerial Conferences (PMC), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Joint Preparatory Meetings (JPM) and ASEAN Senior Officials (SOM) Meetings.
  • Participates in ASEAN Meetings with its Dialogue Partners and meetings with other regional and international organizations.
  • Coordinates with relevant national lead agencies and Brunei Darusalam's Permanent Mission to ASEAN in Jakarta on ASEAN matters.
  • Works closely with the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta and the National Secretariats of other ASEAN Member States.


Other Information

Brunei Darussalam is the current country-coordinator for ASEAN-Japan Dialogue Relations from July 2015 to July 2018, and will be the incoming country-coordinator for ASEAN-Republic of Korea relations from July 2018 to July 2021.

As the current country-coordinator for ASEAN-Japan relations, the Department is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of ASEAN's relations with Japan and acts as a link with other ASEAN Member States on matters pertaining to ASEAN-Japan Dialogue Relations.

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