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    AsiaEurope Meeting (ASEM) Establishment
    Members of the ASEM in blue
    Website http://www.aseminfoboard.org
    Asia–Europe Meeting in 2010, Brussels

    The Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) was officially established in 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand. ASEM is an interregional forum which consists of 28 members of the European Union (EU), the European Commission, the 10 members of ASEAN, the ASEAN Secretariat, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea as of 2008, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan, Australia, Russia and New Zealand as of 2010, and as of 2012 Bangladesh, Norway, and Switzerland. The main components of the ASEM process are the following so-called three pillars:

    In general, the process is considered by the parties involved to be a way of deepening the relations between Asia and Europe at all levels, which is deemed necessary to achieve a more balanced political and economic world order. The process is enhanced by the biennial meetings of heads of state, alternately in Europe and Asia, and biennial meetings of Foreign Ministers as well as political, economic, and socio-cultural meetings and events at various levels.



    ASEM currently has 51 partners: 49 countries and 2 international organizations. The partners are Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Viet Nam, the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat.


    The summits, attended by the heads of state and government of the respective members, have been held in:

    Aside from summits, ministerial meetings are held on foreign affairs, economic, financial, environmental, cultural or educational issues, attended by the relevant government ministers.

    Furthermore, ministerial conferences are held when needs arise to discuss specific issues and areas beyond the regular ministerial meetings.

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