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38th ASEF Board of Governors’ Meeting - Bucharest, Romania

Published on 08 Jul 2018

38th ASEF Board of Governors' Meeting

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) reviewed its achievements and examined its current policies and future activities at the 38th ASEF Board of Governors’ Meeting held on 7-8 June 2018. The meeting was graciously hosted by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, Romania.

At the meeting, the Board of Governors elected Ambassador Kojiro SHIOJIRI, ASEF's Governor from Japan, as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors for 2019. At the same time, Ms Kamila LINDSTRÖM, ASEF's Governor from Sweden, was elected as the new Executive Committee Member as well as Finance & Audit Committee Member.

In addition, participants of the Board Meeting attended the International Conference on Higher Education in a Challenging World, held on 7 June 2018 at the Great Hall of the Carol I Central University Library. The conference featured as keynote speakers the Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr Teodor MELEȘCANU and the Secretary of State, Ministry of National Education of Romania, Mr Ioan Ștefan GROZA.

The 38th ASEF Board of Governors' Meeting was capped by a celebration of the winners of the inaugural ASEF Diversity Creates Award 1997-2017 with an award ceremony at the iconic Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel. The award honours individuals and institutions with an outstanding contribution to ASEF’s mission of promoting greater mutual understanding, civil society cooperation, and improving connectivity between the people of Asia and Europe.

ASEF Diversity Creates Award 1997 - 2017

ASEF congratulates the following winners on their achievements: Dr YEO Lay Hwee (Singapore), Mr Rolf RING (Sweden), Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany) and the ASEAN University Network.