Message from H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh,
Secretary-General of ASEAN (AsTW 2016)
Now in its tenth year, the ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW) programme has become one of ASEAN education sector’s key programmes to deepen ASEAN awareness among our youth. With University of Malaya as the host for the first time, the AsTW programme has evolved and developed into a significant cooperation programme since it was hosted by Kyushu University, Mahidol University and Ateneo De Manila University over the years.
By focusing on ASEAN studies and Asian languages & cultures, the AsTW has given opportunities for our university students to learn more about each other as well as build networks and friendships. It has not only enhanced mutual understanding of our diverse cultures and traditions but also provided a dynamic forum for greater interactions and discussions among our region’s future young leaders.
In line with the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, the ASEAN Secretariat remains committed in our support for the AsTW programme, in hope that more and more young people would be inspired to engage and contribute to the process of building a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community.
Le Luong Minh
Secretary-General of ASEAN