Joint Media Statement of the Sixth Meeting of ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea Tourism Ministers, 30 January 2007, Singapore

Singapore  30 January 2007

Joint Media Statement

The Sixth Meeting of ASEAN, China, Japan and Rep. of Korea Tourism Ministers (MATM Plus Three) was held on 30 January 2007 in Singapore in conjunction with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2007 and the Tenth Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Singapore and H.E. Dr. Suvit Yodmani, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand as co-chair.

The Ministers were pleased to note the tourist arrivals of ASEAN Plus Three in 2006 that recorded more than 89.3 million arrivals with 6.8 per cent growth compared to 2005. China, Japan and ROK are important source markets for ASEAN as more than 8.26 million arrivals arrived in ASEAN Member Countries in 2006, while ASEAN contributed to more than 4.4 million arrivals to plus three countries. Intra-ASEAN Plus Three travel accounted for 58 per cent of total arrivals in ASEAN Plus Three countries.

The Ministers welcomed the decisions of ASEAN Plus Three and the respective ASEAN Plus 1 Summits held on 14 January 2007 in Cebu, the Philippines and expressed their full support to the ASEAN Plus Three cooperation as the main vehicle in achieving a long-term goal of realizing an East Asia community. ASEAN will drive this cooperation, with active participation of the Plus Three countries.

The Ministers appreciated the concrete steps taken by China to establish the ASEAN-China Centre for promoting trade, investment and tourism. The Ministers noted that the booths provided by China at China International Travel Mart 2006 were utilized to support the establishment of ASEAN Common Area. China has made similar offer for CITM 2007 and would also organise a workshop on China’s outbound tourism.

The Ministers were pleased to note Japan’s initiatives to further promote youth travel and tourism exchange which would include the invitation to young people from East Asia Summit participating countries to visit Japan, and the “East Asia Youth Ship” project to commemorate the ASEAN’s 40th anniversary. The Ministers were satisfied with the progress of the ASEAN-Japan Cruise Promotion Project under the ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership.

The Ministers welcomed the decision of the ASEAN-ROK Leaders to pursue the establishment of an ASEAN-ROK Centre to promote trade, investment, tourism and socio-cultural cooperation. The Ministers were pleased to note a solid commitment of the Republic of Korea through by implementing concrete work-programmes such as a ten-week residence program of Korean language and culture for 26 ASEAN tour guides and a training program for ASEAN NTOs Officials to boost tourism cooperation between ROK and ASEAN countries: programs that will be continued this year as well.

The Ministers supported cruise tourism, youth exchange, manpower development, joint tourism marketing and promotion, quality assurance and safety measures for tourists as the main areas of concrete collaboration among ASEAN Plus Three. The Ministers discussed common challenges to tourism and agreed to strengthen the crisis communications and the exchange of timely and accurate information.

The Ministers expressed appreciation of Cambodia’s offer to establish ASEAN Plus Three common area complimentary booths at Angkor International Tourism Exchange to be held in Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia on 6-9 October 2007.

The Ministers looked forward to the early establishment of the ASEAN-China Centre for Trade, Investment and Tourism Promotion, and the ASEAN-ROK Centre for promoting trade, investment, tourism and socio-cultural cooperation, and the participation of their representatives at the ATF 2008 in Bangkok.


The Meeting was attended by:

H.E. Pehin Dato Dr. Awg Haji Ahmad Haji Jumat, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Brunei Darussalam;

H.E. Mr. Lay Prohas, Minister of Tourism, Cambodia;

H.E. Mr. Gu Zhaoxi, Vice Chairman of the National Tourism Administration, China;

H.E. Mr. Jero Wacik, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Indonesia;

H.E. Mr. Shigetarou Yamamoto, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan;

H.E. Mr. Somphong Mongkhonvilay, Minister, Chairman of Lao National Tourism Administration, Lao PDR;

H.E. Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Minister of Tourism, Malaysia;

H.E. Major General Soe Naing, Minister for Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar;

H.E. Mr. Oscar P. Palabyab, Undersecretary, Department of Tourism, Philippines;

H.E. Mr. Lee Bokyoung, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Rep.of Korea.

H.E. Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Singapore;

H.E. Dr. Suvit Yodmani, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand;

H.E. Mr. Hoang Tuan Anh, Chairman of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, Viet Nam; and

H.E. Mr. Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

slot deposit pulsa

login slot terbaik

agen judi slot online

bandar togel online

link login sbobet terpercaya

Bandar judi poker indonesia

agen judi poker online

link login slot online

situs judi slot terbaik

slot online indonesia

agen judi slot

bandar judi slot terlengkap

slot online login





trik bermain slot online

daftar judi slot panen138

judi slot138 terpercaya

login judi slot bd138

agen judi slot online terbaik

daftar slot online

bandar judi slot deposit pulsa

agen judi slot online

bandar judi slot deposit pulsa

judi slot online

daftar slot online

judi slot online

slot online mobile

pasar jackpot slot

bandar slot online indonesia

judi joker123 terpopuler

bandar slot joker123

daftar judi joker123 terpercaya

cara login joker123

slot joker terpercaya 2021

login game judi slot joker123

togel online hongkong

agen casino sbobet


agen bdslot88

daftar bdslot88

judi slot deposit pulsa

situs bdslot88

daftar bdslot88


login bonanza138

daftar bonanza138

slot bonanza138

situs bonanza138

Link alternatif bonanza138

situs bonanza138

agen slot bonanza138


slot deposit pulsa

situs togel online

situs idn poker

link sbobet indonesia

togel online resmi indonesia

judi slot online resmi

agen slot online terpercaya

slot online terpercaya indonesia

jackpot judi slot online

slot online resmi terpercaya

situs sbobet terlengkap

situs judi online terbaik

agen bola sbobet

situs poker online terlengkap

situs joker123 terlengkap

joker123 resmi terpercaya

daftar judi slot joker123

situs idn poker resmi

situs slot online gacor

agen sbobet mobile

link daftar judi slot online

situs judi slot online deposit pulsa

judi poker

judi poker domino online

judi poker indonesia

judi poker resmi

situs judi poker resmi

website judi poker online

bandar judi poker

judi poker di indonesia

judi poker online terdahsyat

dewa poker judi online

judi bola slot

judi online mesin bola tangkas

agen judi bola asia

judi bola online terbaik

bursa judi bola

judi bola online

agen judi bola dunia

istilah dalam judi bola

judi bola terbaik terpercaya

dunia judi bola

judi slot online apk

agen slot online terpercaya

game slot online terpercaya

apk slot online

link judi slot online

menang slot online

slot game online terpercaya

judi slot online deposit pulsa

joker game slot online

situs slot online indonesia

daftar judi slot online

situs agen slot online

situs daftar slot online

game slot online

game judi slot online

slot online resmi terpercaya

cara daftar slot online

slot online gacor terus

agen slot online terbaru

situs login joker123

daftar joker123 terlengkap

jackpot terbaik slot online

joker123 deposit pulsa terpercaya

link login sbobet moblie

slot tanpa potongan pulsa

situs slot online terbaik 2021

bandar slot online terpercaya

bandar joker123 terpercaya

link judi slot online

joker online slot resmi

judi slot online pulsa

slot online deposit pulsa

agen slot online 2021

slot online paling gacor

slot online pragmatic

agen bola resmi sbobet

slot online deposit pulsa

situs judi slot terbaik

situs judi slot terbaik

slot game online terpercaya

judi slot online deposit pulsa

live slot online

judi slot online apk

slot pulsa terpercaya

Agen BD138



daftar bonanza138

daftar bonanza138

login bonanza138

daftar slot bonanza138

agen slot bonanza138

idn poker online terpercaya

idn poker online terbaik

poker online terpercaya

judi poker online terbaik

situs poker online

bandar poker online terpercaya

daftar poker online idn

bandar poker online terbesar

agen poker terbaik

situs poker online indonesia

agen idn poker online

login idn poker

agen poker online terpercaya

agen judi poker terbaik'

situs taruhan poker online

bandar taruhan poker online

trik bermain poker idn

agen idn poker online

agen judi poker online

taruhan poker online resmi

situs taruhan poker terbaru

situs poker online terpercaya

bandar judi poker online terbaik

situs idn poker terpercaya

situs idnplay resmi terpercaya

agen poker online idn

agen poker online

bandar poker online terbaik