Vice Prime Minister Steven Vanackere introduces the ASEM 8 Summit

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Steven Vanackere, acting for Host country Belgium, pronounced a key-note speech at the Asia-Europe Trade Unions' Day on 1 October 2010 (on the margins of the Asia-Europe People’s Forum). The speech can be downloaded below and in the appropriate section of this website.

Minister Vanackere also attended the events of the Asia-Europe Foundation, organized in Brussels at the occasion of the ASEM 8 Summit. He was pleased and honored to be able to speak at both the Connecting Civil Societies event and at the Editors’ Roundtable at which he engaged in a lively Question & Answer session.

Speeches of the ASEF events will soon be available on this website.