A trilateral meeting between the leadership of the Shevchenko Kyiv National University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ambassadors of the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states in Ukraine was held at the university, where the parties decided to open the ASEAN Center in Ukraine on the basis of the Institute of International Relations of the Shevchenko Kyiv National University by the end of 2020.
“For Ukraine, it is very important to develop partnership with ASEAN. These are new great opportunities, in particular in science and technology, trade, investment, and economic cooperation. The ASEAN Center will contribute as much as possible to the development of contacts between Ukraine and the member states of the Association,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said, citing Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on Friday.
It was the Ukrainian foreign minister who initiated the project.
The main task of the Center will be to intensify bilateral contacts between researchers and scientists, as well as further development of humanitarian, educational and interpersonal contacts, in particular, the participation of representatives of scientific and business circles of Ukraine and ASEAN in cultural and educational exchanges.
The involvement of the faculty of the Institute of International Relations in the creation and functioning of the ASEAN Center will also open up new opportunities for research activities in areas of mutual interest of Ukraine and the countries of the region.