FIRST MEETING FOR THE ASEAN+3 STUDY GROUP ON FACILITATION AND PROMOTION OF EXCHANGE OF PEOPLE AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
April 23, 2003
(1) To foster a region-wide intellectual exchange in the field of exchange of people as well as human resources development that will contribute to promoting and facilitating such exchange of people.
(2) To generate practical policy recommendations on the following two core questions: how to promote and facilitate the exchange of people in order to make the most of human resources in this region for the economic development of the ASEAN+3 countries; and how to develop human resources in order to promote and facilitate exchange of people.
2. Time and Date
Tuesday, May 6-7, 2003
Mita Kaigisho, Tokyo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
5. Participants (tentative)
- Japan / Mr. Koichi DANNO, Chairman of Policy Sub-committee, Committee on Trade & Investment, Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) (Senior Counsellor, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc)
- Philippines / Dr. Carolina Hernandez, President, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies
- Indonesia / Dr. Fasli Jalal, Director General, Non-Formal Education and Youth, Ministry of National Education
- Cambodia / Mr. Kao Kim Hourn, Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (President, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace)
- China / Mr. Yu Fuzeng, President, Chinese Association of Universities and Colleges for Foreign Student Affairs (NGO)
- Korea / Mr. Park Bun Soon, Chief Researcher, International Economic Research Dept., Samsung Economic Research
Other ASEAN countries will also designate participants soon.
At the ASEAN+3 leaders' meeting held in Phnom Penh on 4 November 2002, Prime Minister of Japan, Junichiro KOIZUMI proposed to establish a group of eminent intellectuals of ASEAN+3 countries to study measures to facilitate and promote exchange of people and human resource development and to ask the group to submit a report to the ASEAN+3 leaders' meeting in 2003. The ASEAN+3 leaders welcomed this proposal.
For further information, please contact Mr. TAKAHASHI / Mr. WATANABE, Developing Economies Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Tel: 03-6402-2229 / Fax: 03-6402-2221)
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