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Asia-Europe partnership on the table in Đà Nẵng

Update: November, 28/2017 - 09:30
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s 37th Board of Governors (BoG) and related meetings will take place in Đà Nẵng from November 28 to December 2. — VNS Photo Trương Ngọc Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng will host the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s 37th Board of Governors (BoG) and related meetings at Furama Đà Nẵng Resort from November 28 to December 2.

This is the second time Việt Nam has hosted the event, with the first coming within the framework of the fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) held in Hà Nội in 2004.

The Press & Information Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the event will feature 150 delegates, aiming to build a vision for a comprehensive Asia-Europe partnership.

The 37th BoG Meeting, which is held three times every two years to evaluate ASEF’s strategy and policies in view of ASEM’s principles and priorities, will open its plenary sessions on November 30th and close on December 1st.

According to the department, discussions will focus on major trends in the global political and economic landscape and changes in Asia and Europe as well as ASEM’s role in an evolving world.

Delegates will also talk about concerns for the Asia – Europe partnership, ASEM in its 3rd decade and beyond, and enhancing ASEF’s relevance.

Key speakers include Kamal Malhotra, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Việt Nan,  Johnathan SL Ooi, vice director-general, PricewaterhouseCoopers Việt Nam, Steven Everts, ASEF Governor for the EU, Alternate ASEM SOM Leader for the EU, ambassador Kyaw Zeya, ASEM SOM Leader for Myanmar, ambassador Karsten Warnecke, ASEF Executive Director, and Eva Biaudet, Chair of ASEF Board of Governors.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Việt Nam, Bùi Thanh Sơn and Nguyễn Nguyệt Nga, ASEF Governor for Việt Nam, will take part in the event.

Earlier, the ASEF Finance and Audit Committee and the ASEF Executive Committee Meetings will take place in the city on November 28-29. — VNS

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