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Joint Statement from the 26th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting

Date Published
October 30, 2023

The Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines gathered for the 26th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting on 26 October 2023 at the Empire Hotel in Brunei. The ministers issued a Joint Statement, where they noted progress in the subregion's economic and development goals and committed to continuing with initiatives to further promote BIMP-EAGA.

The Joint Statement was signed by:

  • H.E Dato Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, Brunei Darussalam (Chairman)
  • H.E Dato Hajjah Hanifah Hajar Taib, Deputy Minister of Economy Ministry of Economy, Malaysia
  • H.E Secretary Maria Belen Sunga Acosta, Chairperson of Mindanao Development Authority, Philippines
  • Hon. Dr. Rizal Edwin Manansang, Senior Advisor to the Minister, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia

The ministers lauded BIMP-EAGA’s steady economic growth amid challenging global conditions, noting gross domestic product expanded  7.7% in 2022.