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FM calls for better ASEM cooperation

Updated: 15:42’ - 10/06/2005

Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien identified opportunities for and challenges to Asia-Europe cooperation, while emphasizing the need for further cooperation, especially in economics.

Mr. Nien made these remarks during the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)’s Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which closed in Kyoto, Japan, on May 7.

The two-day meeting focused discussions on economic, political and socio-cultural issues.

The participants stressed the necessity to enhance Asia-Europe dialogue and cooperation to combat international terrorism, prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and transnational crimes, and help settle regional issues.

They also discussed the operation mechanism of ASEM, agreed to set up the electronic Secretariat to run ASEM’s operations and prioritized particular fields for cooperation from now till 2006.

During the meeting, five initiatives related to human resource development, education-training and the environment were approved.-

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