Invitation to a public event


ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

in a cooperation with

EMBASSY OF MALAYSIA IN PRAGUE, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC and METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

takes a great pleasure in inviting you to an international seminar

CZECH-MALAYSIAN RELATIONS AT 40:
FORGING STRONGER TIES IN THE ERA OF EU ASEAN REGIONALISM

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The main purpose of this international seminar is to commemorate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Malaysia and to evaluate their past developments and future prospects mainly in the context of the broader inter-regional relations between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

It aims to define main gaps in Czech-Malaysian cooperation and bring forward new ways of strengthening the relationship. This task will be taken up by distinctive guests from both diplomatic and academic areas.

Speakers include:    

VITEZSLAV GREPL, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
ZDENEK ZBORIL, Institute of International Relations
MADZLI HARUN, University Malaysia Terengganu
ROSWAIDIN MOHD ZAIN, Director, Malaysian Investment Development Authority in Frankfurt
MIROSLAV OKROUHLY, Director of Asia and Pacific Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
PAUL LIM, Centre of European Studies, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
CLARA PORTELA, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Singapore Management University
ZAINAL ABIDIN BAKAR, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Czech Republic

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Working language: English
Time and place of the event:
Monday, 2 May 2011, 8:30 a.m.
Metropolitni univerzita, Ucnovska 1/100, 190 00 Praha 9 – Jarov

Participation is possible after registration by Thursday 27 April 2011 at

translator@mwprague.cz or phone number 234 706 624 (Embassy of Malaysia in Prague)