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ASEAN-Korea Centre to hold the 14th Council Meeting online
- Council Directors to discuss FY2022 work programs for ASEAN-Korea partnership in Post-COVID-19 era -
The 14th Meeting of the Council of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Hae-yong) will convene online on Monday, February 14th. The Council will review and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the Centre’s FY2021 programs, as well as discuss and approve the proposed programs and budget for FY2022 at the Meeting.
* The ASEAN-Korea Centre has held Meetings of the Council in Korea every year, hosting council members, composed of high-ranking officials and ambassadors representing the respective governments of the 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea. Since 2021, the Meeting has been held virtually via video conference in consideration of the pandemic situation.
In 2021, the ASEAN-Korea Centre carried out about 20 programs mostly in online or hybrid format. The Centre also expanded online communications and exchanges with businesses, experts, and youths of ASEAN and Korea by producing interesting yet informative ASEAN-related contents on topics such as culture and tourism of 10 ASEAN Member States, and ASEAN youth. Such efforts by the Centre contributed to continuing the momentum for cooperation between ASEAN and Korea in midst of difficult times during the past two years caused by COVID-19. In fact, trade between the two sides in 2021 peaked at $176.7 billion USD, and the number of ASEAN students in Korea reached 72,535, showing an increase of more than 6 thousand students than the previous year.
In 2022, the ASEAN-Korea Centre will further contribute to strengthening a balanced, inclusive, and sustainable ASEAN-Korea partnership. In particular, the Centre will promote cooperative projects in various areas including the economy, culture, and youth through programs such as ASEAN-Korea seminar on Environment, Social, Governance (ESG); the establishment of Jeju ASEAN Hall, an exhibition hall showcasing various items on ASEAN culture and tourism; and the second-year research of the ‘Survey on Mutual Perceptions of ASEAN and Korea Youths’.