This Plan of Action responds to the decision of Foreign Ministers at the 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Madrid¸ on 26 May 2010. Building upon the achievements of thirtyfive years of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations¸ it aims to bring cooperation to a higher level¸ through addressing regional and global challenges of shared concern over the coming five years (2013-2017). It covers a wide range of areas – political/security¸ economic/trade¸sociocultural – reflecting the multifaceted character of ASEAN – EU relations.
This Plan of Action will thus serve as a vehicle to strengthen the ASEAN-EU Partnership¸ while at the same time supporting ASEAN’s goals of regional integration and community building¸ including enhanced ASEAN connectivity¸ to underpin an ASEAN Community by 2015 and beyond. ASEAN and the EU hereby renew their commitment to strengthen Dialogue Relations¸ as affirmed in the Nuremberg Declaration on ASEAN-EU Enhanced Partnership (2007) and its Plan of Action. They agree to pursue cooperation in conformity with their respective obligations under international law and in accordance with their respective domestic laws¸ regulations¸ measures and policies.
1. Political and Security Cooperation
2. Economic Cooperation
3. Socio-Cultural Cooperation
4. Institutional support to ASEAN
5. Follow-up Mechanism
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