ASEM Overview

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 53 partners: 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. ASEM addresses political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership. ASEM Transport Ministers' Meeting (ASEM TMM) is a high-level dialogue among the transport sectors partners in the two continents under the framework of ASEM. It is of far-reaching significance to the materialization of the initiatives put forward by the leaders; deepen the transport cooperation among Asian and European countries, and the common development and prosperity of the two continents.

Indonesia will be the host of the 4th ASEM TMM (ASEM TMM4) on 26-28 September 2017 at Westin Hotel, Bali. Under the theme “Bridging Asia and Europe through Integrated Transport Connectivity and Synergized Regional Strategic Plans”, the meetings will be presenting the latest information of all transportation sectors development of Asia and Europe countries in order to promote and strengthen transport connectivity between the two continents. The series of meeting will be preceded by Transport Senior Officials’ Meeting (TSOM) on 26 September 2017 and Transportation and Logistics Exhibition which will be officially opened by the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia on 26-27 September 2017. Through the Exhibition, international organizations, Associations and stakeholders on transportation sectors of ASEM partners could participate to give a vast impact and benefited to all participating countries in the future.

On the following day, the President of the Republic of Indonesia will inaugurate the ASEM TMM4 and Business Forum and in the evening, the series of meeting will be closed by Gala Dinner at Garuda Wisnu Kencana. The ASEM-TMM Business Forum shall focus on how to improve the integration of transport connectivity as well as synergizing regional strategic plans, and to find the best solution on financial problems of logistics and transport infrastructures development, especially in developing countries by involving participation of private sectors. The Forum will be attended by stakeholders from various government agencies, as well as private sectors.

Other activities will be also arranged, such as Technical Tour to the International Airport of Ngurah Rai, and Spouse program. Technical Tour will be conducted on 28 September 2017 to see how one of the busiest international airports in Indonesia is operated.

Since Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth, on the last day, participants are advised to spend their time in Bali to join cultural tours on their personal expenses.

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What's New

The 1st Briefing was held on 19th June 2017 at Arya Duta Hotel, Jakarta, attended by 28 Embassies/ Representatives of the ASEM partners. The Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the readiness of Indonesia as the host of the ASEM TMM4 2017, and its preparation and arrangements of the meeting and other events as well.

The 2nd Briefing was held on 9th August, 2017 at Ayana Hotel, Jakarta, attended by 35 Embassies/ Representatives of the ASEM partners. The Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the progress of the ASEM TMM4 2017 preparation, and the introduction of the zero draft of Bali Declaration as the main document and outcome of the ASEM TMM4 2017.

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ASEM at a Glance

Established    1996      Partnership    53

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 53 partners: 21 Asian and 30 European countries, the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union. ASEM addresses political, economic, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.

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