The Sixth ASEM Immigration Directors’ Meeting was held from 19-20 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea. It was attended by about 200 participants including government representatives from 43 ASEM countries (27 European nations, 16 Asian nations), representatives of international organizations, academic experts.
The purposes of the Meeting were:
- To come up with cooperative measures to prevent illegal entry and human trafficking
- To share and discuss information and technology with the aim of enhancing immigration inspection
- To strengthen the international cooperative network in the immigration area
The Meeting consisted of five sessions:
- Plenary sessions: All the participants are to discuss common agenda and participating nations will be given the opportunities to present their policies
- Regional Meetings: Each region’s member nations will be given the opportunities to discuss the regional specific situation and matters that need to be understood by other regions’ nations.
- Roundtable: The issues that need to be discussed in-depth will be discussed through round tables 1 and 2.
- Bilateral and Multilateral Meetings: The participating nations that ask for the bilateral or multilateral meetings in advance will be given the opportunities to discuss common concerns with countries concerned
- Immigration Policy Forum (IPF): It is a forum where overseas preeminent scholars and international experts discuss immigration policy related issues and is an expanded form of the previous immigration forum where diplomatic mission, academic experts discuss immigration policy related issues quarterly (hosted by Korea Immigration Service)