AAET is a REGISTERED Civil Society of the ASEAN Secretariat as from 11 July 2007.
H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the ASEAN Secretary-General officiated the AAET's Forum on "Climate Change: Bio-Fuel, Deforestation and Food Security" on 30th May 2008 said :
"Honourable Dato- Engr. Lee Yee Cheong,
President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET)
It is my great pleasure and honour in representing the ASEAN Secretariat to welcome you all in this auspicious occasion of AAET-s half-day forum on food security, bio-fuel, deforestation and disaster relief, along with AAET Council Meeting. Allow me to express our sincere appreciation to the AAET for holding this important event at the ASEAN Secretariat, and to all delegates for joining, at a significant time when ASEAN is undergoing the process of transformation, from the loose association of nations in Southeast Asia into an ASEAN Community."
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