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APAPAsia Pacific Agenda Project

Seventh Forum: Siem Reap, Cambodia
February 26-28, 2002


APAP Siem Reap ForumIn coordination with the local host Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), the seventh annual Asia Pacific Agenda Project (APAP) Forum was held on February 26-28, 2002, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. More than 30 experts from 15 countries gathered at the forum to discuss a joint research project that was launched in late 2001 on the topic of "Asia Pacific and the Global Order after September 11." Opening remarks were made by His Royal Highness Norodom Sirivudh (Chairman, Board of Directors of CICP; Supreme Privy Counselor to His Majesty The King of Cambodia; Member of the Senate).

At the first session of the forum, Islamic factors and Indonesian perspectives on Asia Pacific and global order after September 11 were discussed. The second session addressed the country perspectives of China, Japan and the U.S. regarding Asia Pacific and global order after September 11. Major power relations in the region after September 11 was debated at the third session, which was followed by a special address by His Excellency Hor Namhong, Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia. The fourth and final session centered on the topic of the emerging agenda in Asia Pacific, including the issues of engaging new ASEAN members, and IT and Asia-Pacific security.