To support ASEAN and EU’s respective goals of achieving a connected region and forge greater ASEAN-EU connectivity, ASEAN and EU representatives held a policy dialogue in Brussels on 24-28 FebruaryThe policy dialogue was a follow-up to the 19th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting, which explored ways to promote cooperation on connectivity, and the briefing of EU officials in ASEAN related meetings.  ASEAN was represented by the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) and senior capital-based officials from ministries or agencies coordinating the implementation of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity.  On the EU side, discussions were led by the European External Action Service (EEAS) in close cooperation with Directorate General Development & Cooperation of the European Commission with active engagement from a large number of Directorates General of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. The ASEAN Ambassadors in Brussels and the EU Head of Delegation to ASEAN also participated in the discussions. ASEAN participated in a public event organised by the Friends of Europe on ASEAN Connectivity and the Role of Europe to share ASEAN’s efforts in implementing the MPAC.

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