Welcome message from the Chair

Welcome to the website of the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The EU and ASEAN are like-minded partners. Both organisations see regional cooperation and integration as the most effective way to foster stability, build prosperity and address global challenges.

The EU and ASEAN have built strong trade links, and there is a mutual interest in multilateralism and a global rules-based order. The joint activities do not concern trade and economy only, but beyond that also issues such as connectivity, climate change, human rights, sustainable development, security and counter terrorism. In January 2019, the EU and ASEAN reached an agreement in principle to establish a strategic partnership. Another example for cooperation on connectivity are the ongoing negotiations on a Civil Aviation Transport Agreement (CATA). Moreover, a region-to-region Free Trade Agreement remains an ambitious project for the future.

To complete this relationship, the Delegation believes in the importance of the parliamentary extension of EU-ASEAN relations. This requires regular bilateral contacts and a strengthening of the relations with the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

Daniel Caspary, Chairman of the ASEAN Delegation

DASE Delegation meets delegation from Indonesian Parliament

11-04-2018 10:02
On Tuesday 10 April 2018 members of the ASEAN delegation met with members from the Parliament of Indonesia. The delegation from Indonesia consisted of eight MPs led by Hon. Dr Nurhayati Ali Assegaf.
The delegates discussed the strengthened political dialogue between the EU and Indonesia, the opportunities to increase business development and Indonesia's important role within the EU-ASEAN relationship. Particular attention was also given to the palm oil issue.

Council of the EU: Conclusions on Myanmar/Burma and on Cambodia

26-02-2018 14:26
On 26 February 2018 the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU adopted conclusions on the situation in Myanmar/Burma and on Cambodia. Full text via the links below.


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