Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Meeting (ASEM) 2016 Summit Ended

The discussion to enhance economic growth and development
culture development by more than 40 Asian and European countries government's heads at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) 2016 Summit ended today.
ASEM 2016 which hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea in Gwangju, Republic of Korea brought up the "Culture and Creative Economy" theme.
Leading the Malaysian delegation, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said that the current developments in the global economy shows that the creative economy is an important source of economic growth and cultures proliferation in developed countries.
"In the 10th Malaysia Plan, the creative economy in the cultural sector contributed RM2.14 billion. It has the potential to generate high economic and boost the cpuntry cultural, " she said at ASEM2016, which was introduced as a forum for dialogue since 1996 and currently hold the seventh edition which starts from June 21 to June 25, 2016.
She added this conference will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss main issues involving Asia and the European Union.
Among the issues discussed by leaders at the ASEM summit is identify weaknesses and economic challenges, the future of information technology and
communication, creative industries, and the future direction of ASEM.

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