Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Q.  What is ASEM?
- Published on 18 Jul 16

a. Supercomputer
b. A defence system
c. International Forum
d. None of the above

ANSWER: International Forum
  • The Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an exclusively Asian–European forum to enhance relations and various forms of cooperation between the then 15 members of the European Union (EU) and its Commission, the then 7 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the individual countries of China, Japan, and South Korea.
  • It was officially established on 1 March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The main components of the ASEM process rest on the following 3 pillars:
1. Political Pillar
2. Economical Pillar
3. Social, Cultural & Educational Pillar

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