Ideas were also expressed on how ASEM
could tackle future challenges, while maintaining its unique informal nature.
Van Rompuy welcomed Norway, Switzerland and Bangladesh as new ASEM
Aso also sought other ASEM
members' support for efforts at the six-party talks to denuclearize North Korea as well as Japan's efforts to resolve Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese nationals, the official said.
Starting with the latest talks, five countries -- India, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bulgaria and Romania -- as well as the secretariat of the 10-member ASEAN have been accepted into the ASEM
The Minister informed that Cyprus last hosted the 11th ASEM
Conference of Director Generals of Immigration, which focused on the management of migratory flows.
These figures were released Monday by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, on the occasion of the 9th ASEM
Summit, which will take place on 5 and 6 November in Laos.
In the declaration on ASEM
's future, the leaders welcomed the ''decision on ASEM
enlargement taken at the Helsinki Summit, which underlines the inclusive character of the process and highlights the key role that ASEM
plays in the international framework.
is a forum for the leaders from 25 nations including the European Commission to discuss political, economic and social issues.
Aziz is travelling to India to attend ASEM
Foreign Ministers meet on November 11 and November 12.
From 2000 to 2011, the share of the ASEM
partners in EU27 exports rose from 22% to 30%, and in imports from 36% to 44%.
It aimed to contribute a youth perspective to the upcoming 12th ASEM
Foreign Ministers Meeting that will start on November 5th in Luxembourg.
The 51 ASEM
partner countries represent about 60 percent of the world's GDP, population and global trade.