August 19, 2016

ASEM11 Summit concludes, leaders announces its resulting documents: Chair’s Statement and Ulaanbaatar Declaration on July 16

ASEM11 Summit leaders announced its resulting documents Chair’s Statement and Ulaanbaatar Declaration on July 16, concluding the Summit.
ASEM11 Chair’s Statement and Ulaanbaatar Declaration ASEM11 are available at
President of Mongolia Mr. Elbegdorj,  thanked the international delegates and the media, saying “People of Mongolia enjoyed the ASEM delegates’ presence. Also, through the hard work of media delegates, ASEM-related online content reached more than 1 billion people around the world. It was a great exposure for our country”.
European Council President Donald Tusk thanked the host country, expressed ASEM11 leaders’ condolences for the people of France and Turkey affected by terrorism and violence, and stressed the importance of global dialogue, cooperation, mutual respect and understanding. “Let the message of solidarity of our entire community in the face of terrorism be an important message to the world. Turkey is a key partner for Europe. The EU fully supports democratic election and the constitutional government,” said H.E. Mr. Tusk.
President Donald Tusk’s Press Statement
Going back to the ASEM results, President Tusk emphasized on the importance of collaboration between Asia and Europe, and the opportunity to make a difference together. President Tusk also announced that Belgium was selected to host the ASEM12 in 2018.
President Jean-Claude Juncker’s Press Statement
European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker thanked the host country, remarking that it was his third time in Mongolia, and since his first visit to the country in 1998, “the progress of this country has been marvelous”. He complimented the President of Mongolia for hosting and chairing the Summit.
Myanmarian President U Htin Kyaw thanked Mongolia for its hospitality, expressed condolence and solidarity for the people of France, and remarked the ASEM’s formal and informal discussion of the past two days have been fruitful and that new ideas, including enhancing the ASEM’s three pillars, were presented.
Video: President U Htin Kyaw’s Press Statement
“Areas of common interest in regional and international scale included non-traditional security issues of terrorism and extremism, rule of law, and inclusive growth,” said President Kyaw.
U Htin Kyaw also announced that Myanmar will host the next ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in 2017.
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico remarked that the traumatic events in Turkey and France had touched all the leaders and said, “Last two days showed us how turbulent times we live in, and how important the Asia-Europe community is needed”. He thanked the government of Mongolia for its hospitality and mentioned that leaders discussed important topics in the Summit sessions, including climate change, 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and disaster risk management.
Video: Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Press Statement
H.E. Mr. Fico said, “Candid and constructive discussion on number of issues of shared concern for Asia and Europe” was important for the leaders.
After the remarks, journalists asked questions about maritime issues, topics important for Mongolia that were discussed, President Juncker’s impression on Mongolia’s Chairmanship, and whether the coup attempt in Turkey would change its candidacy and relationship with the European Union.


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