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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Davaasuren led the Mongolian delegation to the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held on November 20-21 in Nay Pyu Taw, Myanmar.
The Meeting was attended by Foreign Ministers/ High-level Representatives of 51 Asian and European countries, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Political-Security Community.
The Meeting convened under the theme ‘Strengthening Partnership for Peace and Sustainable Development’, providing the opportunity for ASEM partners to exchange views on relevant issues of common interests and explored most effective and efficient ways to create a stronger partnership between Asia and Europe for a future of shared, inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity. The attending Ministers held fruitful discussions on a wide range of regional and international issues as well as global challenges.
During the meeting, State Secretary D.Davaasuren spoke about the 11th ASEM Summit held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in July, 2016, under the theme ‘20 Years of ASEM: Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’ and the role of connectivity in productive cooperation between Asia and Europe. He also underlined the importance of connecting the two continents through not only ASEAN and the EU projects, but also non-ASEM programs and initiatives such as the Mongolia-China-Russia Economic Corridor.
On the sidelines of the Meeting, the State Secretary held bilateral meetings with heads of delegations from Russia, Poland, Romania and the Republic of Korea.