Statement on the occasion of the 1st ASEM Day

Bruxelles, 01/03/2017 - 09:48

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.

Lao PDR Ready to Host 6th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue

Lao PDR is ready to host the 6th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue (the Danube-Mekong cooperation initiative) at the end of next year.

Strides recorded in Viet Nam - Estonia relations

Viet Nam and Estonia have seen bilateral cooperation growing in recent years, as evidenced by close coordination and mutual support at international organizations such as the UN, UNESCO, the UN Human Rights Council, and the Asia-Europe Meeting.

Irish President wraps up State visit to Vietnam

During his trip, the Irish President had talks with President Quang and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

At the talks and meetings, the two sides expressed their satisfaction at the thriving bilateral relations and agreed to step up cooperation in potential and mutually beneficial fields such as trade-investment, education-training, green technology, renewable energy, agriculture, health, and sustainable development.

Strengthening Vietnam’s strategic partnership with Italy and its cooperation with the Vatican

NDO—President Tran Dai Quang has concluded his state visit to Italy at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, and his visit to the Vatican as a guest of Pope Francis. On the occasion, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son spoke with the media about the visits’ outcomes.


The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) was launched in 1996 with an inaugural summit in Bangkok. Since then, the Summits have been held biennially, alternating between Asia and Europe. The 11th ASEM Summit which coincides with the 20th anniversary of ASEM will be hosted by Mongolia on 15-16 July 2016.


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