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Italy: Police lock down Milan for ASEM summit01:12

Italy: Police lock down Milan for ASEM summit

Italy, Milan
October 16, 2014 at 10:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of police officers were deployed in Milan to secure the 10th edition of the ASEM summit, where heads of state and government of the 51 members began arriving Thursday. Among the leaders due to attend are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three are expected to discuss the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of the event.

The Asia-Europe Meeting was initiated in 1996 when the ASEM leaders met in Bangkok, Thailand. It became one of the main international political summits, with thousands of police officers and journalists present at each event. Around half of the world's economic output is generated in Europe and Asia.

Italy: Police lock down Milan for ASEM summit01:12
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Hundreds of police officers were deployed in Milan to secure the 10th edition of the ASEM summit, where heads of state and government of the 51 members began arriving Thursday. Among the leaders due to attend are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three are expected to discuss the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of the event.

The Asia-Europe Meeting was initiated in 1996 when the ASEM leaders met in Bangkok, Thailand. It became one of the main international political summits, with thousands of police officers and journalists present at each event. Around half of the world's economic output is generated in Europe and Asia.

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