11 July 2024

Luxembourg will accede to the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) at the ASEAN-related summits in Vientiane later in October, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Luxembourg will be the sixteenth European country to accede to the TAC. The 1976 treaty aims to strengthen peace and cooperation through non-interference and the non-use of force.

Next month, Algeria will also sign the TAC at the ASEAN annual meeting in Vientiane.

In a related development, Indonesia convened a conference yesterday among the High Contracting Parties of the TAC, the first of its kind.

There are 57 contracting parties that have acceded to the treaty since its enactment in 1976.

The conference was held at the ASEAN Secretariat under the theme “Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia: Reflections and Future Directions.”

It served as a platform for the High Contracting Parties (HCPs) to the TAC to reaffirm their commitment to the principles of the TAC and discuss its implementation.

In addition, the signatories explored ways to enhance the relevance of the TAC in the region and beyond, as well as potential future cooperation under the framework of the TAC.

by Thai PBS World//Photo : Luxembourg//Lonely Planet