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Joint Statement from the 25th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting

Date Published
November 26, 2022

The Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines gathered in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia on 26th November 2022 for the 25th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Ministerial Meeting. It was chaired by H.E Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia.

The ministers said: "We are encouraged by BIMP-EAGA’s economic performance, despite challenging global and regional circumstances." They noted that "despite the unprecedented challenges and socioeconomic impact brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, our cooperation remains unwavering."

The three other BIMP-EAGA Signing Ministers are:

  • H.E Dato Seri Paduka Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) of Brunei Darussalam,
  • H. E Secretary Maria Belen S. Acosta, Chairperson, Mindanao Development Authority, Philippines, and
  • Hon. Dato' Nor Azmie Diron, Director General, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister Department of Malaysia.