The European Union and Indonesia convened the first Indonesia-EU Security Policy Dialogue on 25 May 2016, in Bandung, West Java. The dialogue addressed common challenges such as counter terrorism, counter narcotics, maritime security, organised crime, peacekeeping and disaster management. The dialogue also served to coordinate efforts to prevent violent extremism and to address its root causes.
Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific States) establishes a regular and comprehensive political dialogue leading to commitments on both sides. The Dialogue was formally launched in June 2012
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Kenya. This statement is also jointly issued with the Heads of Mission of the United States of America, Norway, Canada and Australia.