On May, 9, 2011,The ASEAN Foundation and the Romanian Institute for European-Asian Studies (Institutul Român de Studii Euro-Asiatice or IRSEA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote regional cooperation between ASEAN and Europe. The signing ceremony was led by Dr. Makarim Wibisono, ASEAN Foundation Executive Director and Ambassador (r) George Savuica, President of IRSEA. In series of discussions, the ASEAN Foundation and IRSEA have agreed that both organizations share the vision of enhancing the ties between ASEAN and Europe through building the capacities of key sectors, sharing of knowledge and best practices and strengthening of networks between and among European and ASEAN nationals. Both organizations will thus jointly develop capacity-building activities that will respond to these objectives and address common key issues in both regions.
Ambassador Dr. Makarim Wibisono, ASEAN Foundation Executive Director became Honorary Member of IRSEA