In this week’s edition of EU-ASEAN Relations Essay Series, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN shares his thoughts on the longstanding dialogue relationship the region shares with the European Union (EU) and looking forward, where the two regional blocs can work together across all three ASEAN Community Pillars.
On ASEAN-EU Strategic Partnership:
“I am pleased to see that the ASEAN-EU relations has grown stronger throughout the past 44 years. As the year 2022 will mark the 45th anniversary of the ASEANEU Dialogue Relations, I look forward to further strengthening our strategic relations through concrete and practical cooperation as well as a Commemorative Summit in Brussels to mark the occasion and to provide strategic guidance to further realise the potential of both regions.”
On Areas the Two Regional Blocs can Work Together On for a Strong and Resilient Recovery:
“Looking forward to a strong and resilient recovery, three trends will be important for ASEAN: keeping markets open, digital transformation, and a regional sustainability model. ASEAN remains committed to keeping its market open and making supply chains stronger and more resilient, which will be more important to accelerate the region’s recovery.”
Stay tuned for more essays in the series coming your way!