Chaired by Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia Pacific, European External Action Service, the meeting gathered Senior officials from more than 53 countries in Europe and Asia to discuss and agreed about the most recent international developments ensuring efficient working methods and substantive agendas, focusing on strategic international challenges. Action Global Communications was there to gather voices from the ground.
The purpose of the meeting was to seize opportunities for ASEM to enhance its role in a context of accelerating global change on the one hand, and to prepare the upcoming 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which will be held in Myanmar on 21-22 November, on the other.
Have a look at the video we put together about the meeting in Brussels:
The Asia-Europe Meeting is an intergovernmental forum for dialogue and cooperation which fosters political dialogue, reinforces economic cooperation, and promotes collaboration in other areas of mutual interest. ASEM is a valuable forum for relatively informal talks. The 53 partners comprise 30 European and 21 Asian countries, as well as the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat where officials tend to discuss political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues more than trade or hard security.