The 2019 ASEAN-Republic of KOREA Commemorative Summit will take place in Busan, Korea from November 25 to 26 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the dialogue partnership between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea. It will be the biggest international conference the ROK hosts under the Moon Jae-in administration.
The ROK hosted two Commemorative Summits with ASEAN in Jeju and Busan in 2009 and 2014, respectively. This year’s Commemorative Summit, held in Busan, will be the third of its kind. Among ASEAN’s dialogue partners, Korea is the only country which will have hosted all three Commemorative Summits with ASEAN in its own country. This is a testament to the cordial relations that ASEAN and the ROK have built over the last thirty years.
This year’s meeting will serve as an opportunity to review the development of ASEAN-ROK relations over the past 30 years and present the shared vision of ASEAN and the ROK for the next 30 years.
In conjunction with this meeting, the first Mekong-Republic of KOREA Summit will also be held on November 27. By elevating Mekong-ROK cooperation from the ministerial-level to the summit-level at this opportunity, the ROK will significantly strengthen its cooperation with the countries of the Mekong countries, the fastest-growing region of ASEAN.
Establishment of Sectoral Dialogue Partnership
Elevation to Full Dialogue Partnership
First ASEAN Plus Three Summit/ASEAN-ROK Summit
Adoption of the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation Partnership (at the 8th ASEAN-ROK Summit)
Signing of the Korea-ASEAN FTA Framework Agreement
Entry into force of the ASEAN-Korea FTA on Trade in Goods
Launch of the ASEAN-Korea Centre
ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Jeju) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations
Adoption of the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-Republic of KOREA Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity
ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Busan) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations
Opening of the ASEAN Culture House in Busan and announcement of ASEAN-ROK Future Community Vision
ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Busan) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations
The emblem of the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of KOREA Commemorative Summit depicts Korea and the ASEAN countries holding hands with one another as partners for co-prosperity.
In addition, its diverse colors represent the harmony and cooperation between Korea and the region.
The official slogan of the 2019 ASEAN-Republic of KOREA Commemorative Summit was selected through a competition involving the people of both Korea and ASEAN. The selected slogan successfully embodies the vision of the Korea-ASEAN relationship that pursues a people-centered community of peace and prosperity.
The key visual is a symbolic image that encompasses the entire summit. It will be shown at event venues, in promotional materials, and on the website.
The key visual depicts a traditional Korean house called a hanok and represents the shared vision of Korea and ASEAN to create one large community (one big family) of peace and prosperity. In addition, the hanok is full of geometrical figures in diverse colors and shapes, which symbolizes the diversity and co-existence of Korea and ASEAN.