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The Foreign Ministers' Meeting is responsible for the overall coordination of the ASEM process and is a driving force of ASEM political dialogue.
Reporting to Foreign Ministers, a Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) is held regularly.
A Senior Officials’ Meeting on Trade and Investment (SOMTI) assists with the work of Economic Ministers. The conclusions of each meeting are summarized in a Chairman’s Statement. To date, twelve such meetings have been held:
Each of the ASEMME was precluded by a Senior Officials` Meetings (SOM) to ensure proper preparation and follow-up to the meetings.
An ASEM Science and Technology Minister`s Meeting was held in Beijing, China on 14-15 October 1999.
A Ministerial Conference was held in Lanzarote, Spain on 04-05 April 2002 (Declaration ) followed by annual meetings at the Directors-General level on Immigration and Management of Migratory Flows.
An ASEM ICT Ministerial Meeting (High-level Conference on Applications of ICT in Human Resource Development and Capacity Building) was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 30 November-1 December 2006.
For further details, please refer to this website.
An ASEM Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting was held in Beijing/Qingdao, China on 29 October 2007. For further details please refer to this website.