Objectives & Background

Objectives & Background

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  • To promote youth exchanges between ASEAN and Korea by forming solidarity and friendly relationships

  • To develop global leadership of youths through thematic activities and exchanges of shared views and opinions among youths from 11 countries

  • To provide youths with the opportunity to make a contribution to the development of the ASEAN-Korean community by exploring a common agenda and drawing cooperative measures​

  • To deliver on the plan in an effort to regularize the Youth Summit as the representative international youth event for ASEAN-Korean youths


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    The need to promote exchanges in the youth sector has emerged as a result of strengthened cooperation between ASEAN and the ROK, including the implementation of the New Southern Policy since 2017

  • 02

    Emphasis of participation and cooperation in the field of youth under Article 26 of Co-Chairs’ Statement of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Article 26 acknowledges that ASEAN and the ROK continue youth exchanges, strengthening youth cooperation)

  • 03

    Establishing online events as an alternative to holding offline events due to the COVID-19 situation