NAY PYI TAW - The 12th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) hosted by Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw has adopted an action plan on fighting terrorism, said a statement released at the end of the meeting late Thursday.

The meeting approved the work project (2018-2025) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to prevent and eradicate emergence of terrorism and extremists.

In correlation to the ASEAN work project (2018-2025), a decision was reached to discuss year wise and country wise implementation projects in the 19th Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) to be hosted by Myanmar in 2019.

Thursday’s follow-up meeting of the 9th AMMTC+3 (China, Japan and South Korea) also agreed that ASEAN will continue to cooperate with the three dialogue partner countries in eradicating transnational crimes including terrorism, cyber crime and human trafficking.

Moreover, an approval was made to submit South Korea’s cyber capacity raising proposal for 2019 to the ASEAN Secretariat and to obtain comments from the member countries. The meeting agreed on Thailand hosting the next 13th AMMTC and the 10th AMMTC+3 in 2019.