12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12) Europe & Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges
  • Date:
  • 18-19 October 2018
  • Location:
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Organiser:
  • European Union
  • Event Type:
  • Summit
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 theme"Europe & 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.

Funded by the European Union