On Friday, 30 April 2021 the alumni from the 7th ASEF Public Diplomacy Training (ASEFPDT7) met online for our first-ever Virtual Alumni Reunion. The young diplomats from 27 ASEM countries first met in October 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, during the ASEFPDT7 face-to-face training.
After more than 1.5 years, the alumni once again came together virtually to strengthen the bonds and the friendships forged during ASEFPDT7. The Alumni Reunion aimed at strengthening the network between Asian and European diplomats who attended the ASEFPDT. In addition, it gave the participants the opportunity to share their experiences and stories from the past year. Through an informal and playful settings, participants shared their stories on how they weathered the recent challenges emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ASEFPDT7 Alumni Reunion is a novel project activity that was launched this year. ASEF and its partners are eager to strengthen the ASEFPDT Alumni Network and will continue to organise ASEFPDT Alumni Reunions in the future.
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