Students gather for second model ASEAN meeting

Over 80 student delegates from ten ASEAN member states gathered in Vientiane yesterday for the Second ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting to deliberate on issues related to labour immigration in the context of the ASEAN decision-making processes. The meeting was organised by the ASEAN Foundation in cooperation with Institute of Foreign Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Thongphan Savanphet and Development Assistance Coordinator, USAID/Regional Development Mission for Aisa, US Embassy in Vientiane Ms. Miki Scheidel, and heads of government of the Second ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2016 attended the event. The Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation, Ms Elaine Tan, underscored the significant role of the Model ASEAN Meeting in contributing to raising the ASEAN awareness among young people particularly university students while at the same time it allows them to improve their public speaking, research, and negotiation skills as well as provides them a better understanding of the benefits of ASEAN.

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