H.E. Igor Driesmans is the EU Ambassador to ASEAN, residing in Jakarta. He presented his Letter of Credence to the ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi on October 2nd, 2019.
Prior to his appointment as EU Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Igor Driesmans was a Member of the Cabinet of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini. Ambassador Driesmans arrived in Jakarta on 11 September 2019.
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Message from the Ambassador
Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN.
For over 40 years, the EU and ASEAN have engaged in a political and economic relationship based on trust, mutual respect, common interests and values. As the two major regional integration processes in the world, the EU and ASEAN are natural partners.
On 1 December 2020, the EU and ASEAN opened a new chapter in their longstanding relationship by becoming Strategic Partners. This elevates the partnership with a commitment to regular summits at the leaders’ level.
The EU supports ASEAN in its integration efforts. In the period 2014-2020, the EU supported the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN regional integration with over €250 million, while bilateral EU support to ASEAN Member States amounted to €2 billion. EU and ASEAN are committed to strengthening relations and cooperation across all areas of mutual interest, as outlined in the ASEAN-EU Plan of Action (2018-2022).
ASEAN as a whole represents the EU's 3rd largest trading partner outside Europe. The EU is ASEAN’s 3rd largest trading partner and the EU is by far the largest investor in ASEAN countries.
Igor Driesmans, Ambassador of the European Union to ASEAN.