Tag: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

EU-ASEAN upgraded to Strategic Partnership

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) upgraded at the 23rd EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting their longstanding relationship to Strategic Partners. This elevates their partnership with a commitment to regular summits at leaders’ level. The relationship between the two regional organisations is based on shared values and principles such as rules-based international…

EU and ASEAN: free trade talks possible

At the annual EU-ASEAN ministerial consultations held in the Filipino capital of Manila on 10 March trade leaders from the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to take new steps towards resuming free trade talks between the two regions. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “2017 marks the 40th anniversary…