Senior Officials of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) met in the Indonesian island of Lombok (12 – 14 July) to prepare for the 5th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (CMM), which will take place in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, in 2012. The 5th CMM will continue with the theme “heritage issues”, set at the previous Meeting in Poznan, Poland, in 2010. The Senior Officials highly appreciated ASEF’s work especially with regard to Culture 360.
Ms Sabina Santarossa, Director of ASEF’s Cultural Exchange department, was one of the participants at the event. She highlighted ASEF’s extensive work related to arts and culture, particularly mentioning the recently concluded 17th ASEF University with the theme “Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities”.