KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 – Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said he believed that ASED bears testimony to the oneness and commitment of the ASEAN concept. Speaking at a welcoming dinner in conjunction with the 9th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting (ASED), Mahdzir said ASEAN member countries are committed to working together to ensure the attainment of their common goals.
“This is the opportunity for all of us to form partnerships and network with the education fraternity in ASEAN member countries and beyond. The existing educational cooperation at the regional level has fostered closer ties between ASEAN family members and our partners,” Mahdzir added.
The minister said he also sincerely hoped that the friendships built over the years between ASEAN members will become stronger and lead to new initiatives for their mutual benefit. The ASED conference from May 23-26 is themed, ‘Fostering ASEAN Community of Learners – Empowering Lives through Education’.