The ASEAN Youth Dialogue offers young people an opportunity to participate in building a new future for ASEAN in line with the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The remarks were made by senior Cambodian and ASEAN officials during a press conference following the closing ceremony of the 1st ASEAN Youth Dialogue in Siem Reap province on July 26.
Hang Chuon Naron, Cambodian Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, stressed the importance of dialogue, saying that this forum was an opportunity for youth representatives from the ten ASEAN member countries and of South Korea to discuss one-on-one with ASEAN Youth Ministers. and other senior officials on youth empowerment in the COVID-19 response and regional integration.
Moreover, he continued, young people can understand what ASEAN does and what ASEAN does is for the people, not just for economic, financial or political cooperation. For the future, young people also need to be prepared, especially in the age of competition.
Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN, spoke about the benefits and challenges brought about by the 4RI in the fields of education, economy and trade.
Teng Chankororatha, representative of the Cambodian Youth Delegation, and Ms. Suhyin Kim, representative of the Korean Youth Delegation, recognized the importance of ASEAN Youth Dialogue for young people so that they can develop in accordance at 4IR.
Under the theme “Youth in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges in Post-Pandemic Recovery”, the 1st ASEAN Youth Dialogue focused on eight key topics: good governance; science, technology and innovation; creating jobs for the future; infrastructure and connectivity; inclusive growth; climate change; narrowing the ASEAN development gap; and country-to-country exchanges. Lim Nary – AKP
- Key words: Asean, fourth industrial revolution