The event, jointly held by ASEAN member embassies in Algeria and the Algerian Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations, debated issues related to the regional cooperation organisation. Themed “Unity, peace, and prosperity”, the event attracted delegates from the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; foreign delegations from embassies in the country; students studying national administration, international relations, and political science in Algerian universities; as well as local media. Presentations from participating ambassadors touched upon several aspects of ASEAN, such as the process of forming and developing the bloc, mechanisms of cooperation, prospects and challenges, and relations between ASEAN and non-bloc partners. Notably, the East Sea issue was the particular focus of attention at the event. Discussions were also focused on the role played by ASEAN in major regional and international issues, future development strategies of the regional grouping, and the relations between ASEAN and its major partners, especially with China.