Sustainable Development
Asem Youth Forum on Sustainable Development
From 28th June to 2nd July 2004, the �ASEM Youth Forum on Sustainable Development: Strengthening Youth Cooperation between Asia and Europe� was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The forum was organized by Viet Nam�s Youth National Committee and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). That was the third event organized in Viet Nam among activities towards ASEM 5 Summit Meeting, which will be held in Ha Noi in October 2004 and the first activity co-hosted by ASEF and Viet Nam on the occasion of the Summit.

Since 2002, the ASEM Youth Forum has been held annually by ASEF and ASEM member countries with a view to creating an opportunity for young people from the two continents to meet and exchange views on global issues of mutual interest. �The ASEM Youth Forum on Sustainable Development� was the third Forum held within this framework. 
The Forum was attended by nearly 70 delegates and observers representing young people of all strata from ASEM member countries. Four important aspects of sustainable development namely the social, economic, environmental aspects and institutional building with special attention attached to the role of young people were discussed in depth during the Forum�s four plenary sessions and four group discussions.
Notably, the participants to the Forum had chance to listen to politicians and well-known experts from both continents addressing sustainable development issues and ASEM cooperation in this field. 
At the closing session, the Forum adopted the Final Statement and recommendation on the establishment of the ASEM Youth Network on Sustainable Development.
In his speech at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan appreciated the outcomes of the Forum as well as the initiatives put forward by representatives of ASEM member countries at this Forum, and at the same time emphasized the role of the youth in the national construction, promotion of Asia-Europe ties and settlement of global issues...

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ASEM-5: good chance to highlight Viet Nam on world map

Viet Nam will host the fifth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be attended by leaders from 38 countries and the European Commission (EC) in the two continents..

 

Developing ASEM cooperation is a common desire of Asia-Europe

European Union members and the European Commission attach importance to the process of Asia-Europe cooperation, Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Phan Thuy Thanh told Vietnam News Agency correspondent before leaving for the fifth ASEM Summit in Viet Nam on Oct. 8 & 9.

 

ASIA-EUROPE SEMINAR ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF GLOBALIZATION (17-19 September 2004 Hanoi, Vietnam)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Ministry of Culture and Information of Vietnam (MOCI) and the French-speaking Community of Belgium in Hanoi have jointly organized the Asia-Europe Seminar on Cultural Diversity and Cultural Exchange in the Framework of Globalization, which is among various activities welcoming the Fifth Asia � Europe Meeting (ASEM 5) to be held in Hanoi on 8-9 October, 2004.

 

Asem Youth Forum on Sustainable Development

From 28th June to 2nd July 2004, the �ASEM Youth Forum on Sustainable Development: Strengthening Youth Cooperation between Asia and Europe� was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The forum was organized by Viet Nam�s Youth National Committee and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). That was the third event organized in Viet Nam among activities towards ASEM 5 Summit Meeting, which will be held in Ha Noi in October 2004 and the first activity co-hosted by ASEF and Viet Nam on the occasion of the Summit.

 

Asia-Europe People�s Forum focuses discussion on human security

Along with trade and investment issues, human security is also high on the agenda of the 5th ASEM People's Forum (AEPF), said Andy Rutherford of the United Kingdom-based One World Action, a member of the AEPF International Organising Committee.

 
Economic integration

Viet Nam hosts ASEAN Trade Fair 2004 to promote cooperation

This year's ASEAN Trade Fair is introducing regional economic achievements to a global audience while demonstrating the determination of member countries to strengthen their cooperation and to establish an integrated economic environment, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan on Tuesday at the ASEAN Trade Fair 2004..

 

VIETNAM - An Active Member of ASEM

In pursuit of a foreign policy of openness, multilateralization and diversification of foreign relations, Vietnam has been actively integrating itself into the region and the world. Having become a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in July 1995 and being aware of the potential for cooperation in investment, trade, science and technology, and human resources development between Asia and Europe, Vietnam has made contribution to giving birth to Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and was one of the 26 founding partners of the process at the inaugural Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 1) held in Bangkok, Thailand in March 1996.

 

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