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The 4th EU-ASEAN High Level Dialogue on Maritime Security Cooperation

06/10/2017 - 08:41
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The 4th EU-ASEAN High Level Dialogue (HLD) on Maritime Security Cooperation was held on 5-6 October 2017 in Manila. The Dialogue was attended by senior officials and key experts from the ASEAN Member States and the EU who discussed a broad range of maritime security-related issues under four thematic areas.

The 4th EU-ASEAN High Level Dialogue (HLD) on Maritime Security Cooperation was held on 5-6 October 2017 in Manila.

The Dialogue was attended by senior officials and key experts from the ASEAN Member States and the EU who discussed a broad range of maritime security-related issues under four thematic areas, namely:

  1. Law Enforcement at Sea
  2. Maritime Connectivity
  3. Marine Environmental Cooperation and Joint Development of Resources
  4. Conflict Prevention


The 4th HLD builds upon the results of the three previous dialogues and aimed to identify elements of a future work programme to implement the maritime security component of the ASEAN-EU Plan of Action 2018-2022 adopted in Manila on 6 August 2017 on the occasion of the ASEAN-EU Post Ministerial Conference.

To access the ASEAN-EU Co-Chairs Joint Press Release, click HERE