ASEM Day 2017
作者:管理员    发布于:2017-03-03 11:10:07   

At the 11th ASEM Summit held on 15-16 July 2016, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, ASEM leaders decided to designate an ASEM Day, "Asia meets Europe/Europe meets Asia Day" and recommended celebrating it annually on 1 March or any other day during the first week of March as appropriate, with a view to underlining ASEM's importance and raising its visibility.

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 53 partners: 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEM addresses political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.

Statement on the occasion of the 1st ASEM Day

Statement by the Spokesperson on the occasion of the 1st ASEM Day

Today is the very first edition of ASEM Day. It celebrates the importance of connecting Europe and Asia in all areas, based on the principles of equal partnership, mutual respect and mutual benefits of the ASEM dialogue.

With its 53 partners, ASEM is the key platform that brings together Europe's and Asia's leading policymakers, business representatives and civil society actors across its three pillars – political, economic and cultural. ASEM plays a vital role as ideas laboratory and dialogue framework, representing 60% of the world's population, 60% of global GDP and 60% of global trade. In today's volatile world, the ASEM process has a new sense of purpose and momentum as a key platform for promoting open, rules-based international cooperation.

We are looking forward to the next ASEM Summit, which will be held in Brussels in 2018.

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