1. The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner met on 2 March 2018 in Singapore for the Sixteenth AEM-EU Trade Commissioner Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by H.E. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) of the Republic of Singapore, and H.E. Cecilia Malmström, EU Trade Commissioner.
  2. The AEM and EU Trade Commissioner welcomed the convening of the ASEAN-EU Commemorative Summit on 14 November 2017 in Manila, the Philippines, marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations. In recognition of the unique and long-standing relationship between the two regions, the AEM and EU Trade Commissioner reiterated the importance of strengthening all areas of dialogue and cooperation including on trade and investment, in advancing efforts towards a Strategic Partnership.

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