The 14th East Asia Summit acknowledges need to further cooperate in TVET system development.
The objective of furthering cooperation in developing the TVET system, on qualifications referencing and student mobility was acknowledged by H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Chairman of the 14th East Asia Summit.
The 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held recently in Bangkok, Thailand on the 4th of November 2019. The event was attended by Heads of State/Government of all ASEAN member states, Australia, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Russian Federation and the United States of America (U.S.), and their representatives. Also in attendance was the Secretary-General of ASEAN.
The EAS is a leader-led forum that aims to promote dialogue and cooperation on broad strategic, political, security and economic issues of common interest and concern between the participating members.
Prior to the 14th EAS, the 5th EAS Senior Officials Meeting on Education and the 4th EAS Education Ministers' Meeting (EAS EMM) was held in Myanmar on 30 October and 1 November 2018. The participating countries of these meetings raised their interests on furthering cooperative activities on qualifications referencing, student mobility and TVET System development.
To enhance this dialogue further, the 5th EAS EMM will be convened in October 2020 in the Philippines, amongst the participating countries on education policies, including the TVET system.