ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, in addition to pursuing the ASEM dialogue under the first and third pillars (political dialogue, co-operation in other areas), is also responsible for the overall co-ordination of the ASEM process.

The 9th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM9) took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 25-26 May 2009. Themed Forging a Closer Asia-Europe Partnership to Address the Financial and Economic Crisis and Other Global Challenges”, the Meeting focused on salient issues related to bi-regional cooperation:

  1. Cooperation to Address the Global Financial and Economic Crisis
  2. Joint Efforts to Cope with Global Challenges
  3. Enhancement of Political Dialogue
  4. Dialogue among Cultures and Civilizations
  5. the Future of ASEM