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ASEAN-Korea Centre to hold the 12th Council Meeting

PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/20-05Date19 February 2020
ContactProgram Inquiries: An Jin-hun, Senior External Relations Officer, DPGAU (+82-2-2287-1116, jha@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Cho Ah-ra, PR Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1149, ahracho@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 Centre to hold the 12th Council Meeting

- Marking its 11th anniversary of establishment, AKC’s annual work programs for FY2020 will be announced (2.20-21, Lotte Hotel Seoul) -


ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk), an intergovernmental organization established in 2009 to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Korea, will hold the 12th Meeting of the Council from 20 to 21 February at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Korea. The Centre is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year.


The Council, composed of high-ranking officials and ambassadors representing the respective governments of the 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea, is the supreme decision-making organ that supervises the programs of the ASEAN-Korea Centre. At the upcoming 12th Meeting, the Council will review and evaluate 2019 programs as well as deliberate on the proposed programs for 2020 and approve the final budget. In the evening of 20 February, a dinner reception will be organized bringing together some 150 distinguished guests from the diplomatic corps, media, academia, and businesses in Korea who are contributing to ASEAN-Korea relations.


In 2020, the ASEAN-Korea Centre, working under the slogan “Connecting People, Sharing Prosperity,” plans to organize a diverse range of programs to further promote ASEAN-Korea relations. Specifically, the Centre will be focusing on four main goals: (1) provide effective platform for economic cooperation between ASEAN and Korea, (2) enhance cooperation between ASEAN and Korea in the field of culture and tourism, (3) promote public awareness of and engagement in ASEAN-Korea partnership, and (4) strengthen relations with external partners. The ASEAN-Korea Centre has a strong track record of promoting concrete partnerships and lasting exchanges between the peoples of ASEAN and Korea. Last year, the Centre was highly recognized for its contribution to raising public awareness on ASEAN-Korea relations and promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges through its successful hosting of the “ASEAN-Korea Train” which was one of the main official side events of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit.


It is expected that the 12th meeting will provide a platform not only to discuss AKC’s programs for FY2020 but also to expand and bolster the partnership between ASEAN and Korea. This year, ASEAN and Korea will begin their journey together for the next 30 years towards a more prosperous partnership.



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