To strengthen dialogue & cooperation between the 2 continents on a wide range of areas

The 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12) was successfully held on 18-19 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

Agenda Highlights

The ASEM summit brought together:

  • heads of state or government of 51 European and Asian countries
  • representatives of the European Union
  • the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The summit was chaired by the European Council President Donald TUSK, European Commission President Jean-Claude JUNCKER and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica MOGHERINI, also represented the EU at the summit.

Discussions focused on the themeEurope & Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges.

Leaders sought to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the two continents on a wide range of areas, including:

  • trade & investment
  • connectivity
  • sustainable development and climate
  • security challenges such as terrorism, non-proliferation, cyber-security, irregular migration

To know more about connectivity, go to visit ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal, download the document ASEM Connectivity Inventory, or check out Brussels Report on Strengthening Asia Europe Connectivity.