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EU and ASEAN elevate relations to a Strategic Partnership

01/12/2020 - 15:20
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Today, the EU and ASEAN opened a new chapter in their longstanding relationship by becoming Strategic Partners. This elevates their partnership with a commitment to regular summits at leaders’ level.

EU and ASEAN elevate relations to a Strategic Partnership


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) convened the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 via video conference.

The Meeting was co-chaired by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, as Country Coordinator for ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations, and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell. The Meeting was attended by the Foreign Ministers or their representatives from all ASEAN Member States and 27 EU Member States, as well as the ASEAN Secretariat and European Commission.

Today, the EU and ASEAN opened a new chapter in their longstanding relationship by becoming Strategic Partners. This elevates their partnership with a commitment to regular summits at leaders’ level.


Read the full press release:

Co-chairs' press release of the 23rd ASEAN-EU ministerial meeting
 

More info:

EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting: Opening remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell
 

Factsheet: EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership
 

ASEAN-EU Joint Ministerial Statement on Connectivity
 

Factsheet: EU and ASEAN - Partners in Connectivity
 

Factsheet: EU-ASEAN Relations

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