Mission of the European Union to ASEAN

About the EU Mission to ASEAN

11/05/2016 - 14:22
About us - structure and organisation


H.E. Igor Driesmans is the EU Ambassador to ASEAN. He presented his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi on 2 October 2019 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

Prior to his appointment as EU Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Igor Driesmans was a Member of Cabinet of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini. Ambassador Driesmans arrived in Jakarta on 11 September 2019.

For the full CV of EU Ambassador Igor Driesmans, click HERE



The EU Mission to ASEAN was opened on 8 August 2015 in Jakarta, reflecting the EU's growing engagement with ASEAN and underlining its ambition to upgrade the partnership to a strategic one.

The EU Mission to ASEAN is headed by an Ambassador who coordinates the EU's expanding cooperation activities with ASEAN. The EU Ambassador to ASEAN represents the EU in all relevant negotiations, coordinate with EU Member States and enhance public diplomacy efforts in relation to EU support for ASEAN integration.

H.E. Francisco Fontan Pardo was the first dedicated EU Ambassador to ASEAN (2015-2019). He is succeeded by H.E. Igor Driesmans.

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