EU-ASEAN Relations Essay Series: H.E. Igor Driesmans

For the latest edition of EU-ASEAN Relations Essay Series, H.E. Igor Driesmans, EU Ambassador to ASEAN provides insight on the road to the 45th anniversary of EU-ASEAN relations.

The EU and ASEAN have been partners for 44 years, crafting a solid, reliable partnership anchored in trade and development cooperation throughout this process. In the essay, H.E. Driesmans shares about how on the journey to the 45th year of dialogue partnership, the two regional blocks have been and will continue to be working together towards promoting greater investment and trade, supporting the global rules-based trading system and sustainable development.

“More than ever, the world needs stability – this means a rules-based international order, effective multilateralism, and an open multilateral trade system. On all of these issues, the EU and ASEAN are natural partners. We should – and I am certain that we will – rise to the challenge once again.”

Download: H.E. Igor Driesmans- EU ASEAN Relations Essay Series

Stay tuned for more essays in the series coming your way!