Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia
Welcome to a seminar on how the link between Europe-Asia can be strengthen to reach the full potential in a fast changing world and where global challenges face Asians and Europeans alike.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental forum for dialogue and cooperation which fosters political dialogue, reinforces economic cooperation and promotes collaboration in other areas of mutual interest. Two years ago, in Ulaanbaatar, the ASEM leaders decided to designate a day in March as the “ASEM Day”. In order to highlight this, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs invite you to a seminar to discuss how Europe can strengthen and deepening our cooperation, partnership and connectivity with Asia.
09.15-09.20 Welcome by Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, Head of Department for Asia and the Pacific, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
09.20-09.40 Oscar Stenström, State Secretary
09.40-11.20 Panel discussion
Ambassador Nazmul Islam, Embassy of Bangladesh
Ambassador Lee Jeong-kyu, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Ambassador Doan Thi Phuong Dung, Embassy of the S. R. of Vietnam
Börje Ljunggren, Former Swedish ambassador to Vietnam and China, Senior Associate, UI
Monika Wirkkala, Head of Talent Mobility Unit, Swedish Institute
Björn Jerdén, Head of Programme and Research Fellow, UI
Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Research Fellow, UI
11.20-11.30 Summary and Wrap up
Moderator: Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, Head of Department for Asia and the Pacific, Ministry for Foreign Affairs