Immediately following the 7th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting (AHMM), ASEAN Health Ministers met with counterparts from the People‚Äôs Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea on 23 April 2004 and had a very productive exchange of views on future avenues for ASEAN+3 collaboration on health. This was the first ever ASEAN+3 Health Ministers Meeting, following the decision of the 6th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting in March 2002 that “ASEAN health cooperation would benefit from stronger cooperation with China, Japan and the ROK.”