puede observarse que tanto la parte europea como la asiatica se concentran mas en el mantenimiento del vinculo que en la articulacion de un dialogo politico mas o menos efectivo (su flexibilidad es deliberada) o en la centralizacion de la toma de decisiones.
Federal Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, speaking in 1996, said that ASEM
was a "historic attempt to strengthen the third side of a triangle connecting Europe, North America and East Asia".
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said it was important that ASEM
was given a human face so that people could relate to it more readily.
According to Stokhof, an important result of the first ASEM
meeting was the official acknowledgement of the importance of culture, and the establishment of the Asia Europe Foundation.
is the acronym for the Asia-Europe Meeting, a co-operative framework established in March 1996 between Europeans as represented by the fifteen European Union (EU) member states plus the European Commission, and Asians as represented by ten East and Southeast Asian states comprising China, Japan, South Korea, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The upcoming Meeting, to be chaired by State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, will bring together foreign ministers or high-level officials from 53 ASEM
members, including the EU and ASEAN.
Your collective wisdom will be the basis of the Tacloban Declaration which we will submit to the Asem
leaders for adoption," he said.
I see no reason why ASEM
could not become a successful multilateral economic forum," recognised Indian Deputy Chair Hamid Ansari.
Kan will join the working dinner session of the ASEM
summit on Monday evening to discuss economic issues such as ways to ensure sustainable economic growth, rebalancing the global economy and banking regulations.
members include member states of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as China, Japan and South Korea.
comprises Japan, South Korea and China, and seven of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, as well as the 15 European Union (EU) member nations and the European Commission, the EU executive branch.
There are five appendices, namely, the Chairman's statements of 1996 and 1998, a statement on the financial and economic situation in Asia, written for ASEM
2, and a list of contributors and abbreviations.