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    618 65744 1 _blank Joint Local Statement on Threats to Civil Society and Human Rights in the Maldives Joint Local Statement on Threats to Civil Society and Human Rights in the Maldives 09/30/2014 12:29:00 09/30/2014 12:29:00 09/30/2014 12:29:00 nulldate 2014093012 090126248cb1e44a N 090126248cb1e44a /delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140930.pdf 33170 pdf Y /delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140930.pdf /delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140930_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 29/09/2014
    Message from President Barroso and President Van Rompuy to Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and to Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer...
  • 24/09/2014
    211 57255 1 _blank EU to appoint dedicated Ambassador to ASEAN EU to appoint dedicated Ambassador to ASEAN

    Today, the European External Action Service published a vacancy notice for the recruitment of a dedicated European Union Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This is an important decision, reflecting the EU's growing engagement with ASEAN and underlining its ambition to upgrade the partnership to a strategic one.

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Two-point equidistant projection of AsiaTwo-point equidistant projection of Asia

The emergence of Asia is of global significance. Getting EU relations right with this diverse and dynamic region is one of the major challenges facing Europe. We are deepening our strategic partnerships with China, India, Japan and negotiations are well underway on new partnership and free trade agreements with South Korea and with south-east Asian countries. Regular and wide-ranging dialogue takes place, leading increasingly to cooperation and convergence on global issues, regional security questions as well as regulatory policy and other economic issues. Many agreements in fields ranging from tourism to nuclear research are either in place or under discussion.

Asia comprises high-income industrialised partners and dynamic emerging economies but is also home to two thirds of the world's poor.  Development cooperation therefore remains high on the EU's agenda with Asia, and more than five billion euros have been allocated to Asia by the EU for the period 2007-2013 . Policies are being put in place jointly to address common challenges, such as climate change, sustainable development, security and stability, governance and human rights, as well as the prevention of, and response to natural and human disasters.

The EU is stepping up its support to regional integration through the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and intensifying cooperation with the Association of South-East Asia Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

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