ASEM 20th Anniversary: Celebrating Asia-Europe Relations
On 1 March 2016 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) turned 20 years old. For the past 2 decades ASEM has played a pivotal role as a forum for dialogue and cooperation. The 1st ASEM Summit (ASEM1) held on 1-2 March 1996 in Bangkok, Thailand, marked the start of a process that engaged both regions in dialogue and cooperation on political, economic and socio-cultural issues. From an initial gathering of 26 partners, it now has 53 partners from both regions. ASEM will celebrate its 20th anniversary on 15-16 July 2016 at the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where ASEM Head of State & Goverment will discuss and plan the future of ASEM.
ASEM 20th Anniversary Events:
- ASEM 20th Anniversary Publication: 20 Years of Asia-Europe Relations
- ASEF Photo Exhibition "On the Go"
- Thailand: ASEM 20th Anniversary Mini-Exhibition in Bangkok, in collaboration with the Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, on 1-6 March and 14-18 March 2016
- Switzerland: ASEM 20th Anniversary Celebration in Bern on 1 March 2016
- Netherlands: ASEM 20th Anniversary, ASEF Photo Exhibition in Hague @Atrium Den Haag, on 1-11 March 2016
- Lithuania: ASEM 20th Anniversary, ASEF Photo Exhibition in Vilnius, on 21 March to 15 April 2016
- Viet Nam: ASEM 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibition alongside Conference on Enhancing the Comprehensive Asia - Europe Partnership in the 21st Century in Ha Noi, on 20 April 2016
- China: ASEM 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibition alongside ASEM Media Dialogue on Connectivity in Guangzhou, on 9-10 May 2016