EU, ASEAN Foreign Ministers meet on furthering cooperation
Updated : Monday, January 21, 2019 4:31 PM (GMT+0700)

Foreign Ministers ofthe European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aregathering in Brussels, Belgium, on January 21 to discuss enhancing theircooperation across many fields. 

 
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Under the co-chair of High Representative of the EU forForeign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and SingaporeanForeign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, the two sides are expected to talk abouttheir partnership in dealing with regional and global issues, including globalchallenges such as climate change and shoring up principle-based multilateralsystems. 

The ministers will also share their views on recent developmentsin the EU and the ASEAN. 

The meeting also offers a chance for the two sides to reviewtheir bilateral ties and strategic cooperation, thus looking for ways tostrengthen the ties, particularly priorities in 2019 such as fightingterrorism, trans-national crime, maritime security and cyber security.

The 10 members of ASEAN are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia,Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Source: VNA 

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