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‘ASEAN-Korea Forum’ to discuss sustainable ASEAN-Korea partnership

No.PR/22-16DateNovember 23, 2022
ContactInquiries: : Kim Hyun-ji, Senior Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1143, hjk@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


‘ASEAN-Korea Forum’ to discuss sustainable ASEAN-Korea partnership

- ASEAN-Korea Centre to invite scholars, policy makers, and youth for ‘ASEAN-Korea Forum’ -

- November 24, 2022 at Chey Jong-Hyun Hall, Korea University -


Busan, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Hae-yong) will organize the ‘ASEAN-Korea Forum’ on 24 November 2022 at Chey Jong-Hyun Hall of Korea University, Seoul. Held under the theme of Cooperation for a Sustainable ASEAN-Korea Partnership, renowned scholars and policymakers will look back at the past 33 years of partnership between ASEAN and Korea and discuss the challenges and solutions to sustain the partnership in the long-run.


*The Forum is co-organized with Korea University Asiatic Research Institute ASEAN Center and Korea Academic Council on the United Nations System.


Opening Remarks of Secretary General Kim Hae-yong of ASEAN-Korea Centre, Introductory Remarks by President Lee Shin-hwa of Korea Academic Council on the United Nations System, and Keynote Speech by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, former ASEAN Secretary General and current Executive Deputy Chairman of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore will take place during the Opening Ceremony. In particular, the Keynote Speech is expected to suggest insightful views on the status of ASEAN-Korea relations. Session 1 will invite scholars from ASEAN and Korea to discuss challenges of developing a sustainable ASEAN-Korea partnership in the areas of politics, economy, and socio-culture. Deputy Secretary-General Robert Michael Tene for ASEAN Political-Security Community at the ASEAN Secretariat as well as government officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea and ASEAN member state will examine ASEAN centrality and the strategic importance of ASEAN-Korea cooperation during Session 2. In Session 3, the Awarding Ceremony for the ‘2022 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest’ organized by the Centre will take place. Winners of the Contest will present their essays and share the youths’ perspective on ASEAN-Korea partnership and ideas for a sustainable partnership.


Secretary General Kim Hae-yong of ASEAN-Korea Centre commented that “ASEAN and Korea have made remarkable achievements in areas of political-security, economy, and socio-culture since the establishment of Dialogue Partnership in 1989. As partners for a mutually beneficial and future-oriented partnership I hope the ASEAN-Korea Forum can provide a chance to hear about the opinions of experts on building a sustainable ASEAN-Korea partnership. Especially as major summits including the ASEAN Summit and ASEAN-ROK Summit has concluded recently and the Korean government has presented its policy towards ASEAN - Korea-ASEAN Solidarity Initiative (KASI), I believe timely discussions will take place.”


Annex 1. Program Outline of ASEAN-Korea Forum

Annex 2. Web banner of ASEAN-Korea Forum

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