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The 8th Connectivity Forum

▲ Group photo | Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul


ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk) held the 8th Connectivity Forum in a webinar format on 19 January 2021, under the theme of “ASEAN-Korea Partnership for enhancing ASEAN connectivity in the post-COVID-19 era.”

* ASEAN Connectivity Forum is an international event which aims to promote active business exchange between Korean local businesses and ASEAN member states in the ASEAN market. The forum has presented transport, energy, and ICT connectivity projects in ASEAN member states to Korean businesses since 2013.


In the opening ceremony, H.E. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of ASEAN Korea Centre, H.E. Rommanee Kananurak, Ambassador of Royal Kingdom of Thailand and Representative of ASEAN Committee in Seoul, and H.E. Choi Jongmoon, Vice minister of Foreign affairs delivered remarks on the importance of continuous cooperation between ASEAN and Korea in infrastructure development.

▲ Opening remarks by H.E. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of ASEAN-Korea Centre | Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul


▲ Congratulatory remarks by H.E. Rommanee Kananurak, Ambassador of Royal Kingdom of Thailand | Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul


▲ Special remarks by H.E. Choi Jong-moon, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs | Westin Chosun, Seoul


In the following panel discussion, Kazumasa Takane, Counsellor of Japanese Embassy in Korea, Ryu Ji-yeon, Resident Representative of IFC in Korea, Lim Han-kyu, Executive Vice President of Korea Overseas Infrastructure and Urban Development Corporation (KIND), and Dr. Fauziah Zen, Senior Economist of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) discussed on ASEAN-Korea partnership for enhancing ASEAN Connectivity in the post Covid-19 Era. p>


▲ Panel discussion | Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul


In this year’s forum, government officials from 8 ASEAN member states participated and presented major projects and progress in transport, energy, and smart city sector.

*Presenters: ▲(Transport) Philippines : Undersecretary for Planning and PPP from Department of Public Works and Highways

▲(Energy) Indonesia : Director from Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board / Lao PDR : Deputy Director from Ministry of Energy and Mines / Malaysia : CEO of Malaysia Energy Commission

▲(Smart cities) Brunei Darussalam : Executive Officer from Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications / Myanmar : Permanent Secretary from Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee / Thailand : Executive Vice President from Digital Economy Promotion Agency of Thailand / Vietnam : Deputy Director General from People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province

▲ Project presentation of Department of Public Works and Highways of Philippines | Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul


Video of the Forum and presentation materials will be released via ASEAN-Korea Centre’s youtube channel(https://www.youtube.com/user/akcsns) and official website.

ASEAN-Korea Youth Academic Webinar Secretary General Lee Hyuk’s Contribution on The Korea Times