The EU and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) share a commitment to regional integration as a means of fostering regional stability, building prosperity, and addressing global challenges. The EU fully supports ASEAN’s renewed efforts to build a closer relationship amongst its member states. The EU wants a strong, united and self-confident ASEAN, proceeding with its own integration.
The EU and ASEAN: Natural Partners [313 KB]
The EU is seeking to increase dialogue and cooperation with ASEAN, as well as to pursue closer coordination on regional and international issues. The ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting of 26-27 April 2012 in Brunei Darussalam agreed on a Plan of Action [176 KB] for closer cooperation on political, security, economic and socio-cultural issues.
Key facts and figures EU-ASEAN [165 KB]
ASEAN encompasses ten South East Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Information on the EU´s co-operation programme with ASEAN can be found here.