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The emergence of Asia is of global significance. Getting EU relations right with this diverse and dynamic region is one of the major challenges facing Europe.
EU and Chinese leaders meet today in Beijing to underline and reinforce their strategic partnership and commitment to the rules-based global order, including as regards trade, combatting climate change and nuclear non-proliferation. They also discuss an investment protection agreement currently under negotiation. Together, the EU and China make up a third of global GDP.
On 12 July, Ambassador Rensje Teerink attended the official launch of the Platforms for Dialogue (P4D) project alongside Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam and other Government of Bangladesh officials, international development partners, civil society and media representatives.
The EU will host the 12th Summit of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM12) in Brussels on 18-19 October 2018, with as theme “Global partners for global challenges”. The ASEM12 Summit will be chaired by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and the President the European Commission, as well as Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will also be in attendance. ASEM partner countries will be represented by their Heads of State or Government as well as the other institutional partner ASEAN by its Secretary General, .
At this year's EU-China Summit, the EU and China will discuss increased cooperation, security and defence, climate, energy, and connectivity. They also discuss more difficult issues such as steel overcapacity and human rights.
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