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President Anastasiades participates in 13th ASEM summit

25/11/2021 16:15

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades is taking part from 25-26 in the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit organised by Cambodia and held online, said Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos, in a written statement.

The grouping comprises 51 member countries, including countries from the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Cambodia’s proposed theme reflects the Kingdom’s efforts to promote ASEM as one of the cornerstones of global governance. Its thematic concept focuses on the interaction of 4 main ideas: Multilateralism, Growth, Sustainable Development and Prosperity. Reflecting the key principle that the prosperity of both continents is the ultimate objective of the ASEM Process, the Summit will reinforce Asia-Europe partnership to ensure that multilateralism can bring about global growth that is not only “sustainable” but can also be “shared”.

In his intervention on Friday, President Anastasiades will concentrate on the significance of an effective multilateral system that will produce tangible results, addressing current and future global challenges and the challenges faced by European and Asian countries including the Middle East area and which threaten international peace and security and prevent regional development.