SME Times News Bureau | 17 Oct, 2018
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday
left for Belgium to attend the two-day 12th Asia-Europe Meeting
(ASEM) in Brussels.
The bi-annual event is considered the highest
platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe in the areas of
trade, investment, security and tourism.
As many as 51 Heads of States/ Heads of
Government are expected to participate in the Summit where a wide range of
issues from climate change to terrorism are expected to be discussed.
This will be the first multi-lateral summit the
Vice President will be attending after taking office in August 2017.
The Vice President will also participate in the
Plenary Session and have interactions with various stakeholders.
He will also call on His Majesty, the King of the
Belgians and have bilateral meetings with the Heads of State / Government from
Austria, Portugal, Switzerland and other countries on the sidelines of the
Naidu will also address the Indian Diaspora at
the Jain Culture Centre in Wilrijk, Antwerp and pay respects and offer floral
tribute at a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi located in the Governorate at Antwerp.