On the occasion of ASEM Day, the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the Parliament Magazine are delighted to invite you to a public event followed by a reception at the European Parliament Members' Salon.
The event will focus on the role that the ASEM (the Asia-Europe Meeting) can play in boosting sustainable connectivity between Asia and Europe. The evening reception will be preceded by speeches by members of the European Parliament and Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and Pacific at the European External Action Service (EEAS).
ASEM was established in 1996 as an intergovernmental process to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Today, it comprises 53 partners: 28 European and 21 Asian countries, as well as the EU and the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEM addresses three pillars: political; economic and financial; and social and cultural. In a globalised world, working together across these three pillars makes ASEM a key platform for dialogue and communication, and for promoting a common vision of peace, prosperity and sustainable development in both regions.
The objective of the event, organised by the EEAS with the support of the EU Partnership Instrument (PI), will be to discuss the role of ASEM in boosting sustainable connectivity in preparation for the next biannual ASEM Summit, scheduled to take place in Brussels on 18-19 October 2018. The Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP) plays an important role in the run-up to this event. More information on ASEM, the upcoming Summit and meetings can be found here.
For further information and to register your interest, please contact the events team:
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