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Asia-Europe Meeting

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ensure that human rights are on the agenda at the forthcoming second Asia-Europe meeting. [16060]

The agenda for the second Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is still under discussion. The Chairman's Statement after the first ASEM in Bangkok expressed commitment to strengthening political dialogue between Asia and Europe on the basis, among other things, of equality and the promotion of fundamental rights.