Cambodia as the host of the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) organised the ASEM Coordinators’ Senior Officials’ Meeting via videoconference on 21 April 2020 at 3:00 PM ICT (10:00 AM CEST), which was joined by all SOM Leaders of ASEM Coordinators, namely H.E Mr. Stanley LOH, ASEM SOM Leader for Singapore as the Coordinator for the ASEAN Group, H.E. Mr. Alexey OVCHINNIKOV, ASEM SOM Leader for Russia as the Coordinator for the Northeast and South Asia (NESA) Group, H.E. Amb. Dražen MARGETA, ASEM SOM Leader for Croatia holding the EU Presidency, and H.E Mr. Gunnar WIEGAND, ASEM SOM Leader for European Union (EU) as the Coordinator for the European Group. The Ambassador of the EU to Cambodia was also present at the videoconference. The Meeting was chaired by H.E LUY David, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Meeting aimed to update, collect inputs and exchange views on the preparation for the coming ASEM13 later this year, to maintain the momentum of ASEM process, and to seek concerted collaboration and actions to move this platform forward amidst the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic.
On 3 June, the 2nd ASEM Coodinators’ Senior Officials’ Meeting was held to follow up the agenda discussed at this meeting.