14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM14)Thursday, December 12,2019
AsemconnectVietnam - Asia & Europe - Together for Effective Multilateralism
• Date: 15-16 December 2019
• Location: Madrid, Spain
• Organiser: European Union
• Event Type: Foreign Ministers' Meeting
On 15 and 16 November, the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEMFMM14) will take place at the historic El Prado National Museum and El Pardo Royal Palace in Madrid.
The ASEMFMM14 will bring together Foreign Ministers and senior representatives of 51 European and Asian countries, alongside the EU and ASEAN, under the theme "Asia and Europe: Together for Effective Multilateralism".
The ASEMFMM14 will be hosted by Spain and chaired by EU’s new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.
Foreign Ministers will exchange views on how to strengthen cooperation between the two continents on a wide range of areas, focusing on these central themes:
• Upholding and Revitalising Multilateralism and Global Issues concentrating on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, and marine litter
• Tackling Regional Issues and Security Challenges such as terrorism, maritime security and cyber and information and communication technology
• Promoting Gender Equality and Empowerment including in the context of peace, security and sustainable development issues
• Sustainable Connectivity centralised on the ASEM Definition of Connectivity and Tangible Areas of Connectivity Cooperation in the ASEM context
At the meeting a Chair’s Statement will be issued which is expected to focus on the above themes.
A press conference will be held on the 16 December at the conclusion of the event.
Alongside the ASEMFMM14, the ASEM Cultural Festival (#ASEMfest), the 9th Model ASEM, and the 12th ASEF Journalist Seminar (ASEFJS12) will all take place concurrently, showing the numerous paths of collaboration between the two continents.
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