On 2 May 2016, H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan referred to the AUN/SEED-Net Project when delivering ASEAN Policy Speech titled “Diversity and Connectivity – Role of Japan as a Partner” at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

“…Here at Chulalongkorn University, named after the great King who promoted the modernization of Thailand, there is a secretariat office of the ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (SEED-Net), which is a network of leading universities in ASEAN and Japan. An alumnus of SEED-Net who obtained a master’s degree at Chulalongkorn University after graduating from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia went on to acquire a doctor’s degree in Japan, and is now working as a member of an expressway development project in Phnom Penh. As Japan is supporting human resource development in ASEAN, Japan and ASEAN are strongly tied to each other through the human bond. I am sure that building such a human network will further strengthen the connectivity within ASEAN…”

Find full record of the speech at http://www.mofa.go.jp/a_o/rp/page4e_000424.html.

It is one of the evidences which proves that the Project is well recognized also by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as a good practice enhancing human resource development in ASEAN and Japan. The AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat and the alliance are very pleased and honored to be quoted on the great occasion. We are promising to keep doing utmost effort to promote further to achieve outputs and outcomes and to deserve such reference.

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