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2018 ASEAN Media Invitation Program

The ASEAN-Korea Centre invited journalists from the leading media outlets in 9 ASEAN countries (except Brunei) to Seoul, Korea from 26 to 29 November 2018. 9 participants who are from the member media of the Asia News Network (ANN) – a media network among influential media organizations in the Asian region – visited the ASEAN-Korea Centre as their first program to interview Secretary General Lee Hyuk and receive a briefing on the organization’s activities on 26 November.

▲ Interview with Secretary General Lee Hyuk

▲ Briefing on the ASEAN-Korea Centre

On 27 November, the journalists attended the 6th ASEAN Connectivity Forum. They gained first-hand knowledge on the ASEAN-Korea Centre’s endeavors to enhance physical connectivity among the ASEAN Member States and to facilitate ASEAN-Korea cooperation in the infrastructure sectors such as ICT, transport, and energy. The dinner was joined by representatives from The Korea Herald – a Korean member media of the ANN – including Chon Shi-yong who was elected as a Chairman of the ANN in celebration of the network’s 20th Anniversary in 2019.

▲ Coverage of the 6th ASEAN Connectivity Forum

▲ Interview with Chairman of the Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy Kim Hyun-chul

On 28 November, participants met with Kim Hyun-chul, Chairman of the Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy for an interview. Chairman Kim shared the roles and visions of the Presidential Committee and plans for strengthening partnership both with ASEAN and individual countries in the months to come. They also visited CJ Cheiljedang, a Korean food giant who is expanding its presence in ASEAN, to learn their businesses in the region. They also had an opportunity to taste ASEAN dishes that were made with CJ Cheiljedang products by chefs.

▲ Visit to CJ Cheiljedang

▲ Visit to CJ Cheiljedang

On 29 November, journalists took part in the 2018 ASEAN Culinary Festival to enjoy live cooking show by celebrity chefs and 30 authentic dishes from the 10 ASEAN Member States.

▲ ASEAN journalists with a Korean celebrity chef Lee Won-il

▲ Coverage of the ASEAN Culinary Festival

Media Coverage

2018.11.27Viet Nam News ASEAN member states and S Korea discuss investment at Connectivity Forum
2018.11.28The Jakarta Post ASEAN Train trip to highlight summit
2018.11.28Manila Bulletin 6th ASEAN Connectivity Forum opens in Seoul
2018.11.29Vientiane Times Asean connectivity forum seeks to bolster trade, investment with Korea
2018.11.30The Jakarta Post Around the region: ‘Bubur ayam’, ‘kue lumpur’ entice Koreans
2018.11.30The Phnom Penh Post South Korea seeks to improve relations with Asean states
2018.11.30Viet Nam News ASEAN food festival in kimchi land
2018.12.01Manila Bulletin ASEAN Culinary Festival: Korean celebrity chef Lee Wonil loves PH
2018.12.01Manila Bulletin PH to benefit from Korea’s New Southern Policy
2018.12.03The Nation Koreans find another trick up Thai cooks’ sleeves – khao kluk kapi
2018.12.05The Phnom Penh Post South Korea has an appetite for the Kingdom’s agriculture
2018.12.05The Nation Urgent : S Korean leader to visit Thailand after Feb elections: adviser
2018.12.06The Jakarta Post ASEAN, South Korea to boost regional connectivity
2018.12.07The Star Steady flow of S. Korea FDI to M’sia
2018.12.09The Star A case of I ‘heart’ Asean
2018.12.10Manila Bulletin Experience Hallyu at K-Style Hub in Seoul
2018.12.12The Star The Korean way to winning hearts and stomachs
2018.12.14The Straits Times Seoul eyes broader cooperation with more Asean states

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