12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM-2018) started in Brussels
On October 18, the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit has started in Brussels, Belgium with theme “Global Partners for Global Challenges”. The summit will prioritise issues related to connectivity, trade and investment, sustainable development, climate change, terrorism, migration, maritime security and cyberspace. The meeting will bring together Heads of state of 30 European and 21 Asian countries, besides top representatives of the European Union and Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at the two-day summit. This will also be the first multilateral summit that Vice President will be attending after taking office in August 2017.
Topics: ASEAN Summit • Association of Southeast Asian Nations • Diplomatic conferences • Geography of Asia • International Relations • Organizations associated with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations • Summit • United Nations General Assembly observers