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LONG LIVE THE KING

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  November - December 2009

CONTENTS • ASEAN TALK
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• ASEAN TRAVELLER • OPINION
ASEAN MONEY ASEAN AUTO
• ASEAN PROPERTY • SPOTLIGHT ON GERMANY

Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand,
the world’s longest reigning monarch. Blessed are all Thais to have a King of sincerity, compassion and plain common sense. For all those who respect His Majesty for his integrity, it was an immense relief and joy to learn that the great monarch is convalescing from his recent illness. In this humble tribute, commemorating His Majesty’s 82nd Birthday, AseanAffairs presents a snapshot of His Majesty’s life and works.

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Bringing Asia Closer to Europe

Klaus Wowereit
Governing Mayor of Berlin

Q:  Tell us about the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin. How did it come about and what was the reason behind organising it?

A:  The first Asia-Pacific Weeks took place already in 1997 and were an immediate success. Back then, too, the basic idea was to bring Europe and the Asia-Pacific region closer to each other for their mutual benefit. Berlin had recognised early on that this region would experience a real boom and that its future global significance would be huge.

Q:  What is Germany’s role in the EU’s drive to expand economic cooperation with Asia and Asean?

A:  As the European Union’s largest member state, Germany of course plays a major role in deciding what direction the EU’s international economic policy should take. But as an export-oriented economy, Germany itself is naturally very interested in exchanges with Asia and the national economies in this region. The Asia-Pacific Weeks and their continuing success, including this year, show that the interest is mutual.

Q:  How can the EU and Asia work together in reforming global governance?    ....

 

 

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