The Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON) is organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and the Center for China and Globalization.
On behalf of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Division of the European External Action Service, Count Étienne Davignon, President of the Centre for Fine Arts, Paul Dujardin, CEO of the Centre for Fine Arts, have the pleasure of inviting you to “Celebrating ASEM Day”
The 12th ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Summit took place on 18-19 October in Brussels, bringing together 51 countries, as well as EU and Asian institutions. Under the title "Global Partners for Global Challenges", leaders addressed some of the world's most pressing issues.
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, joined ASEAN Leaders in Brussels for wide-ranging discussions on common challenges and on strengthening the important EU-ASEAN relationship. The meeting took place on 19 October, opening the path for the 22nd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in January next year.
On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT) was signed in Brussels in the margins of the EU-ASEM summit.