At the 11th ASEM Summit held on 15-16 July 2016, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, ASEM leaders decided to designate an ASEM Day, "Asia meets Europe/Europe meets Asia Day" and recommended celebrating it annually on 1 March or any other day during the first week of March as appropriate, with a view to underlining ASEM's importance and raising its visibility.
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 53 partners: 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEM addresses political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.
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