Today (8/8), the Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, H.E. Kung Phoak, together with the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Mission of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN, Lucas Cibor, launched the EU-ASEAN Blue Book 2019, the EU’s annual publication on cooperation with ASEAN.
The pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy are key guiding principles of the EU-ASEAN partnership. EU development cooperation initiatives span across the three ASEAN pillars outlined below, and address a wide spectrum of issues, including economic integration, mobility in higher education, sustainable agriculture, climate resilience and disaster management.
Federica Mogherini represented the European Union at the annual ASEAN Regional Forum and EU-ASEAN ministerial looking back on five years of increased cooperation between Europe and Asia and setting in motion the future direction