ALA Governing Council Meeting (Hanoi, 16 October 2009)
The 31st Governing Council Meeting was held on 16 October 2009 in Sheraton Hanoi, in conjunction with the 10th General Assembly. The Meeting was attended by delegates from 8 National Committees, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Meeting agreed that the 11th General Assembly would be held in Indonesia in 2012. It was also agreed that the next Governing Council Meeting would be held in Manila from 18th to 21st February 2010. Due to time constraints, the meetings of the 7 ALA Standing Committees were deferred to the next Governing Council Meeting. Finally, the Meeting discussed and agreed to the setting up of a working group, comprising a representative and an alternate representative from each ALA member country, to explore and make recommendations on how ALA, as an entity associated with ASEAN, could work with the ASEAN Secretariat in the future.