×
ECR

Van Orden to co-chair Asia-Europe political forum

20 July 2017

Van Orden to co-chair Asia-Europe political forum

The first meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) has taken place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at a time of high international tension in the region.

The first meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) has taken place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at a time of high international tension in the region. It involved senior political party representatives from 19 Asian and nine European countries.

The Asian side has had a forum since 2000 when the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) was launched in Manila, Philippines by the major political parties from different countries in the region and with various ideologies, in order to promote cooperation and enhance mutual understanding and trust among Asian countries.

AEPF provides an opportunity for a similar link up between ICAPP and political parties from Europe. On this first occasion the invitation was to political groups in the European Parliament but in future there will be an opportunity for wider engagement, including by political parties from countries in Europe not necessarily in the European Union.

ECR Group Vice Chair Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, who was elected Co-Chairman along with the Hon. Hor Namhong from Cambodia, commented: “At a time of rising international tension, we must welcome every opportunity for wider contact and cooperation between Asia and Europe. As a British politician, I am particularly conscious of the deep historic economic, political, and strategic links between the UK and so many Asian countries and the fact that these have often been neglected in recent decades.

“This forum offers another opportunity for close engagement between influential politicians from a wide range of Asian and European countries.We look forward to deepening this relationship.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

2 days ago

@EP_President Have a speedy recovery 👍

ECR Group

6 days ago

The 🇪🇺 tries to do too much already and always wants to do more. It ought to stick to its basic tasks, such as bui… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

6 days ago

The whole is the sum of its parts. The parts: Our European nation states. #Europe's diversity made it what it is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

7 days ago

The Conference on the #FutureOfEurope is clearly seen by many as an opportunity to turn Europe into a big super sta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

7 days ago

🚨 #SOTEU 🚨 Watch ECR MEPs weigh in on @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen's #SOTEU21 address now ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/nYqFTXKK2A

ECR Group

7 days ago

🚜 Agriculture is the beating heart of rural life in #Europe. Yet 🇪🇺 farming employment rates have seen better days… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

7 days ago

The 🇪🇺 needs to focus on combatting illegal immigration. A "no-borders" ideology will lead to nothing but chaos.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

8 days ago

🦠 The effects of the #Covid19 pandemic are still upon us ❗️ We need to act to stop history from repeating itself… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

8 days ago

🧪 #Europe has given birth to countless inventions & innovations. We can't let ourselves fall behind. By cutting r… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

8 days ago

The 🇪🇺 was created by our nations to serve them, not the other way around. 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗶𝗺? 🎯 To preserve the sovereignty… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2020. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group