In celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Committee in Warsaw (ACW) in cooperation with the Centre for International Relations and Lazienki Krolewskie Museum organised a Seminar and expert discussion, which took place on the 13 of September in Palace on the Isle in Lazienki Park.  The founding of ASEAN raised the political, social and cultural dimensions of relations between Southeast Asian nations to a new, much higher level.

Over the last 50 years, the organisation has been pursuing its political objectives through consensus, reducing conflicts and disputes in international policy to a minimum, said Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski opening the 50th anniversary celebrations of establishing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Warsaw. During the seminar Ambassador of Philippines, Patricia Ann V. Paez, Ambasassador of Indonesia, Peter Frans Gontha, Ambassador of Vietnam, Vu Dang Dzung, Ambassador of Malaysia, Ahmad Fadil Bin Shamsuddin and Charge d'affaires of Thailand, Tachaphorn Suntrajarn delivered their keynote speeches. In the second part of the seminar, dr Małgorzata Bonikowska moderated the open discussion involving participants of the seminar.

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