By Lay Hwee Yeo

This publication presents a scientific and thorough exam of the Asia-Europe assembly (ASEM) method which brings jointly the fifteen ecu member states, the ecu fee and ten East and Southeast Asian international locations. the writer not just lines the particular improvement of the ASEM technique, but additionally contextualises ASEM inside of 3 assorted diplomacy theoretical frameworks, as seen via realists, social constructivists and institutionalists.

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26 The ASEAN-EU link in some ways provided a model on which ASEM was based. 27 The EU’s wider involvement in the region was welcomed not only for obvious economic reasons, but also for strategic reasons. By committing the EU to the region, the number of major powers in the region would be increased, and the chances of domination by any single major power would thereby be reduced. A brief history of ASEAN ASEAN was founded in August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, during uncertain times in Southeast Asia.

The TFAP was aimed at reducing barriers to trade between ASEM countries and at increasing trade opportunities. 5 Initiatives from the inaugural summit The AEBF This is a private sector-led initiative in the ASEM process. The AEBF is held annually and brings together prominent businessmen from all ASEM countries. It serves as a platform for networking and discussion on issues affecting trade, investment and business collaboration between Asia and Europe. The forum allows business leaders to be grouped into specific working groups, each focusing on a particular sector or industry or issue.

After two meetings, a draft plan was drawn up. This was submitted to the ASEM EMM held in Japan in September 1997 for their endorsement. The economic ministers endorsed the IPAP for adoption at ASEM 2 and agreed to the suggestion for the establishment of an Investment Experts’ Group (IEG) to act as an interface between the government and the business sector in following up the initiatives recommended in the IPAP. The IPAP was adopted by the ASEM leaders during the London ASEM. TFAP The TFAP is aimed at reducing non-tariff trade barriers and promoting trade opportunities between the two regions while complementing work carried out in other bilateral and multilateral fora.

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