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    Students encouraged to participate in ASEAN-Korea essay contest

    |    Danial Norjidi   |

    THE 4th ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest together with the ASEAN University Network (AUN), organised by the ASEAN-Korea Centre, will be held from June 16 to September 1.

    According to a press release, the contest which invites undergraduate and graduate students living in ASEAN and Korea, is a signature academic contest of the Centre started in 2016 that aims to raise awareness of the young generation in two regions on ASEAN-Korea partnership.

    The contest, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the ASEAN-Korea Dialogue Relations, is being held under four different topics that review the past 30 years of ASEAN-Korea partnership and its future. They are ‘ASEAN-Korea Partnership in the Indo-Pacific era’, ‘Beyond ASEAN Connectivity’, ‘Toward a Reciprocal Cultural Exchanges: ASEAN Wave in Korea’, and ‘30 Years of ASEAN-Korea Dialogue Partnership’.

    Students can participate in the contest by submitting a 10-page essay online at http://bit.do/2019akessay before the deadline on September 1.

    Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre Lee Hyuk said, “Marking its 30th anniversary, ASEAN-Korea Dialogue Relations continues to move forward, especially under the New Southern Policy.

    “I hope many students from ASEAN and Korea participate in this contest and present new and creative ideas about the future of the ASEAN-Korea relations.”

    Fifteen winners (10 ASEAN and five Korean students) will present and discuss their essays and ideas in Korea and Vietnam (ASEAN Chair country in 2020). Selected papers will also be published in an essay series of the ASEAN-Korea Centre entitled ‘Young Perspectives: The Future of ASEAN-Korea Partnership’.

    The contest is supported by the ASEAN Secretariat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Pukyoung National University and Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.

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