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: Europe and Asia
Sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity will contribute to the enhanced prosperity, safety and resilience of people and societies in Europe and Asia.
The EU stands for free and fair trade. And in a world where global trade accounts for 50% of GDP, we want to continue to look outwards, rather than turning towards isolationism. The EU is open for business.