At the ASEM Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEM SOM) held on 12-13 May 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Ambassador ZHANG Yan, presented ASEF’s events to be held in July this year in the capital of Mongolia to support the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11). These events include the 7th Model ASEM, the 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable, the ASEF Photo Exhibition “On the Go”, and the launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 which is devoted to the topic of “Connectivity: Facts and Perspectives”. Ambassador Zhang also informed the ASEM Senior Officials that ASEF plans to distribute its special publication dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of ASEM to the ASEM delegations during the ASEM11.
In addition, as a member of the Working Group on Press and Public Awareness Management Strategy, which convened during the ASEM SOM, Ambassador Zhang contributed to the deliberation with ASEF’s views on how to enhance the awareness and visibility of ASEM among the media and the general public. He also shared with the ASEM Senior Officials Leaders the specific support ASEF provides to facilitate the celebrations of ASEM’s 20th Anniversary.