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EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini gives keynote address at Asia Security Summit

01/06/2015 - 00:00

The EU's growing engagement in Asia was the key theme of Federica Mogherini's speech at the the 14th Asia Security Summit – or IISS Shangri-La Dialogue as it has come to be known. The Summit is the most important regular gathering of defense professionals in the region and beyond.

Federica Mogherini at the 14th Asian Security Summit - the Shangri-la Dialogue

In her address Mogherini stressed the growing EU engagement in Asia which stretches from deep economic ties to cooperation with Asian partners on building a regional security architecture. The EU works ever more closely with Asian partners on a wide range of issues: for example, the EU works with ASEAN on non-traditional security challenges and advancing Connectivity in the region. Asian partners also participate in the EU mission to fight piracy.

Speaking in Singapore on Sunday 31 May, HR/VP Mogherini said: "While the EU continues to be deeply engaged IN Asia, we want to be more and more engaged WITH Asia, to address together our common challenges, and to take full advantage of our common opportunities."

Read the full Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015


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