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ASEAN-Korea Centre to highlight ASEAN-Korea cooperation at the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum

No.PR/19-01Date9 January 2019
ContactProgram Inquiries: Park Kyoung, Senior Officer, CTU (+82-2-2287-1133, kpark@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Hwang Ji-seon, Senior Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1149, hjs@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 highlight ASEAN-Korea cooperation at the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum

- The Centre invited to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 (14-18 Jan, Ha Long City, Vietnam) for 11 years in a row -

Ha Long City, Vietnam – The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk) is invited to participate in the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 which will take place from 14 to 18 January 2019 in Ha Long City, Vietnam.

The ASEAN Tourism Forum is the largest annual tourism event organized by the ASEAN Secretariat. Tourism ministers and representatives of the National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) from all 10 ASEAN Member States will gather to discuss the key agenda for development of ASEAN’s tourism industry. Along with the ASEAN-Korea Centre, representatives from the dialogue partners of ASEAN including Korea, Japan, India, and Russia will also attend the Forum at the request of the ASEAN Secretariat.

The ASEAN-Korea Centre has been invited to participate in the Forum since its inception in 2009, enabling to present its activities and contributions to invigorating tourism and people-to-people exchanges between ASEAN and Korea at the ASEAN Ministers Meeting and ASEAN NTOs Meeting. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-Korea relations and its 10th Anniversary of establishment this year, the ASEAN-Korea Centre will emphasize its vision and plans for expanding and deepening socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN and Korea. On the occasion of the Forum, a trilateral meeting among the ASEAN-Korea Centre, ASEAN-China Centre, and ASEAN-Japan Centre will be held to explore collaborations in the ASEAN+3 framework.

Secretary General Lee Hyuk noted that, “ASEAN is the most favored destination for Korean travelers, attracting 7.6 million Koreans in 2017. The number of mutual visit is constantly growing and expected to reach record high of 10 million in 2018. Amid the ever-growing people-to-people contacts and exchanges, the New Southern Policy of the Korean government has set a target of increasing the number of annual mutual visits between ASEAN and Korea to 15 million by 2020. The ASEAN-Korea Centre has actively supported the Korean government’s initiative by implementing a variety of tourism and exchange projects. The ASEAN Tourism Forum will serve as a meaningful platform for the Centre to communicate such efforts with key policymakers and partners from ASEAN.”


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