11th ASEM Summit Begins in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia [ Current Affairs ]


The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) or ASEM2016 began in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is a capital of Mongolia. Summit theme is ‘Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’.

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  • Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid is legend Malaysia’s delegation at the 11th ASEM.
  • World leaders including from the leaders of 51 countries gathering in the wake of another stunning terrorist attack in southern France that killed at least 80 people.
  • The representatives of European Union and Asian are attending the two day summit.
  • India’s agenda for the summit is to push the efforts to improvement inter-continental connectivity.

Key Facts

  • ASEM2016 is first major bilateral diplomatic gathering after recent ruling by UN-backed international tribunal.
  • It held in the new world environment after Britain’s exit from the European Union and a global economic go-slow.
  • It has hit down China’s claims in strategic South China Sea.
  • ASEM2016 will take into attention the issue of terrorism during deliberations after recent terror strike in Bangladesh and some European countries.

About Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM)

  • ASEM is an informal process of discussion and cooperation that brings 53 units – including 51 countries (including India) from Asia and Europe.
  • Two regional bodies European Union (EU) and the ASEAN are also included in ASEM.
  • ASEM was officially established in March 1996.
  • The first summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The discussion related with political, economic and cultural issues between the two regions.
  • It has strengthen relationship between the two regions in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.
  • ASEM represents around

    • 62.3 % of the world’s population
    • 57.2 % of the global GDP
    • Almost 60 % of the world’s trade.

- Published on: July 15, 2016