With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider.
"No trade barriers against Indonesian palm oil, the EU market remains open. The EU and Indonesia believe that sustainable palm oil directly contributes to poverty eradication, community development and the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals." Vincent Guérend, EU
31 projects – including three in Indonesia – have been active in 2018, covering 15 countries in the region.