The EU is finalizing an ambitious trade agreement with Vietnam 0The EU is finalizing an ambitious trade agreement with Vietnam 0

(Dan Tri) – European Council President Donald Tusk said that the EU is completing many new and ambitious trade agreements with important partners in Asia, including Singapore, Vietnam and Japan.

European Council President Donald Tusk and ASEAN leaders in Manila, Philippines on November 14 (Photo: Reuters)

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, the highest decision-making body of the European Union, emphasized that in an article titled `In a changing world, Asia and

According to Mr. Tusk, promoting Asia-Europe relations is not difficult.

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The EU is finalizing an ambitious trade agreement with Vietnam

European Council President Donald Tusk and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on November 14 (Photo: Reuters)

The President of the European Council said that at the heart of this orientation is the desire for a strategic relationship with Asia, specifically with ASEAN, a sister organization like the EU that has committed to

`The EU is currently the second largest trading partner and the largest foreign investor of ASEAN. We look forward to expanding trade and investment relations every year towards the ultimate goal of reaching

Mr. Tusk said that only a few emerging economies are growing as fast as ASEAN countries.

According to Mr. Tusk, EU member countries also want to deepen relations with ASEAN, based on mutual respect, common interests and shared values.

However, the world has become more dangerous and unpredictable in recent years.

ASEAN and the EU are rightly expanding their security cooperation from preventive diplomacy to conflict mediation and crisis management, from maritime security to transnational crime and counter-terrorism.

`I look forward to discussing this ambition further in Manila, and this will be an occasion to mark an important milestone in four decades of this productive and positive relationship. Wishing the longevity of


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