European Union/ ASEAN – Harlem Désir’s participation in the 21st ministerial meeting (Bangkok, October 13 to 14, 2016)

Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, took part in the 21st EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.

The ministers worked on preparing a strategic partnership between the EU and ASEAN (Association of South East Asian States), in order to boost trade and cross-investment and to promote cooperation on regional and international issues, notably with respect to maritime security and the fight against climate disruption. This ministerial meeting was also aimed at strengthening the political relations between the EU and ASEAN.

During his visit, Harlem Désir met with the foreign ministers of Myanmar/Burma, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore and Thailand.