German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a virtual news conference where he informed about a virtual meeting of EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers and an upcoming NATO Foreign Ministers meeting, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, December 1, 2020.
Clemens Bilan/Pool via REUTERSBERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and the ASEAN group of southeast Asian countries have agreed to upgrade their relationship to a strategic partnership, current EU president Germany said on Tuesday.
“Together, we represent more than a billion people and almost 25 per cent of global economic power.
Together, we have a strong voice in this world,” said Maas, who gave no specific details on what the strategic partnership would entail.
ASEAN groups Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
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