EU, ASEAN should work closer together, ‘avoid adding fuel to the fire’, Cambodia PM says

With changed geopolitical realities, the EU and ASEAN should move closer together to tackle evolving crises and bolster multilateral approaches, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, current chairman of the Southeast Asian union, told EURACTIV ahead of the two blocs’ first joint summit.

EU leaders will meet their ASEAN counterparts in Brussels on Wednesday (14 December) to mark the 45th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. The two blocs are set to discuss areas of future cooperation, including trade, green and digital transitions, and health.

“ASEAN and EU are natural partners as they are the two most important regional groupings that have exemplified how multilateralism still remains the best solution to regional and global issues affecting all of us,” Hun Sen said.

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