Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu tackled in Brussels the prospects of establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and South-East Asia, highlighting the fact that the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) share the same fundamental values and they are confronted with similar challenges, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.
Ministers from ASEAN and European Union were meeting in Brussels on Monday to review past cooperation and further strengthen ties between the regions.
They will discuss the implementation of the Asean-EU Plan of Action for 2018-2022, which covers security, trade and investment, connectivity and sustainable development, according to a Thai Foreign Ministry press statement.
Trade wars, Brexit, hybrid warfare, migration, climate change. USA, China, Russia. UN, IMF, AIIB. G7, G20, 16+1 Platform. It’s almost 2019 and the European Union tries to keep the balance while seeking common answers to complex global challenges.
Economic growth will decelerate across advanced and emerging market economies, Moody's has said, noting that contractions in Turkey and Argentina, as well as a slowdown in China amid an escalation in trade war, will pull down aggregate G-20 emerging growth in 2019.
Trade and investment ministers from G20 countries meeting in Argentina said there was an "urgent need" to improve the World Trade Organization, a joint statement said on Sept.14.