Hanoi hosts meeting of Asia, Europe foreign ministers

The 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM 9) opened May 25 at the National Convention Center in Hanoi with the theme “strengthening Asia-Europe partnership to deal with economic and financial crisis and other global challenges.”

Senior officials at the 9th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting that opened in Hanoi on May 25 (Photo: VNA)

The two-day meeting would discuss economic cooperation to deal with the global downturn, other international and Asian issues like food and energy security and the future of ASEM, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and the meeting chairman, Doan Xuan Hung, said.

ASEM was founded in 1996 with 26 members and its membership has now expanded to 45.

By Anh Phuong – Translated by H.Mien

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