The Honourable Dame Annette King will attend the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Leaders Summit as the Prime Ministers Special Envoy in Brussels this week (18-19 October).
New Zealand is proud to be one of 53 members represented at the ASEM Summit, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
Viet Nam has been a dynamic and responsible member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), making significant imprints in the development process of ASEM over the recent decades.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc will lead a Vietnamese high-ranking delegation to attend the 12th ASEM, which is themed Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges", in Belgium from October 18-19.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand hosted the ASEM Meeting on Sustainable Marine Environment: Marine Debris at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Hotel Bangkok.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs addressed in his opening remarks that the meeting was building upon the ASEM Symposium on Inter-Regional Partnership for Sustainable Development hosted by Thailand on 25 - 26 May 2017 in Bangkok.
We, Heads of State and Government from ASEM partner countries, the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the Secretary-General of ASEAN gathered in Ulaanbaatar on 15-16 July 2016 for the 11th ASEM Summit to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ASEM under the theme of 20 Years of ASEM: Partnership for the Future through Connectivity and to chart the future course of ASEM into its third decade.
We are encouraged that ASEM has enlarged from 26 partners to 53 over the last twenty years, and it has proven both its vitality and relevance as an important and unique platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe.
For two decades ASEM has played a key role as a forum for dialogue and cooperation connecting Asia with Europe.
Following these developments ASEM was launched in 1994 and it was supported by ASEAN and the EU.
The participants of the ASEM
Transport Senior Officials Meeting are discussing these issues, he told the press.
In addition, as a member of the Working Group on Press and Public Awareness Management Strategy, which convened during the ASEM
SOM, Ambassador Zhang contributed to the deliberation with ASEFs views on how to enhance the awareness and visibility of ASEM
among the media and the general public.