On 17 September 2021, the ASEAN Stockholm Committee (Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Viet Nam ) organized the ASEAN Day celebration, beginning with the ASEAN Flag Rasing Ceremony and followed by ASEAN countries’ food/desserts booths and cultural performances at the Vietnamese Embassy. H.E. Mr. Robert Rydberg, State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the Guest of Honour. Also attended were Ambassadors or representatives from the embassies of Dialogue Partners of ASEAN and Swedish counterparts of ASEAN Committee in Stockholm. State Secretary Rydberg reaffirmed in his speech the importance of strengthening the close relations between Sweden and all ASEAN member countries.