Europe in the World

Public panel: EU-Asia relations
6 Nov 2018 15:30 - 17:00
Source: Council of Europe

EU-Asian relations: stock taking and future expectations after the ASEM Summit

This event was organised by the Embassy of Austria in the Netherlands. 

The EU as well as Austria recently adopted a new Asia-strategy. After the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) taking place in Brussels on 18 and 19 October 2018, during a public panel discussion, the focus was on the outcomes of this summit, as well as on the expectations for the future relationship between Europe and Asia. 

The panel was introduced by H.E. Heidemaria Gürer, Austrian Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Panelists were:

  • George Cunningham (Sr. Adviser Asia & Pacific Dpt./EEAS)
  • H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov (Ambassador of Kazakhstan)
  • H.E. Matthew Neuhaus (Ambassador of Australia)
  • H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal (Ambassador of Bangladesh)

Moderator was Clingendael Senior Research Fellow Maaike Okano-Heijmans.

The debate was followed by a reception.