Welcome 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 have a mutual interest in multilateralism and a global rules-based order. They see regional cooperation and integration as the most effective way to foster stability, build prosperity and address global challenges.

Against this background, the EU and ASEAN have built strong trade and economic links - as well as links in other areas. Issues that bind the partners include 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 of cooperation can be found in the ongoing negotiations on a Civil Aviation Transport Agreement (CATA). 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 between the European Parliament and its counterparts in the region, and strengthening the relations with the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

I look forward to working together with my colleagues in DASE on these goals.

Daniel Caspary
Chair of the ASEAN Delegation

12th EU-Indonesia Inter-Parliamentary Meeting

19-10-2023 - 12:44
Family photo
12th EU-Indonesia IPM Family photo 19.10.23.jpg © EP
Co-Chairs Caspary and Fadli Zon
12th EU-Indonesia IPM Co-Chairs Caspary and Fadli Zon 19.10.23.jpg © EP
Co-Chairs at end of IPM
12th EU-Indonesia IPM 19.10.23.jpg © EP

DASE working lunch with ASEAN Ambassadors to the EU and Timor Leste, 13 Sep 2023

13-09-2023 - 16:45
Delegation for relations with the countries of South East Asia and the ASEAN (DASE) - working lunch with the ASEAN Ambassadors to the EU
ABC working lunch 13 Sep 2023 -1.jpg © EP / Bettina Sturm
The Southeast Asia (ASEAN( Delegation held an meeting over a working lunch with the Ambassadors of 9 ASEAN Missions to the EU and the Ambassador of Timor Leste in Strasbourg on Wednesday 13 September 2023.


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