22 February | Jakarta, Indonesia
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr Karmenu Vella, visited Indonesia to attend the 4th World Ocean Summit in Bali. Besides bilateral meetings with Indonesian counterparts in Jakarta, he also met with the ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community, Lim Hong Hin, and the ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee. This visit strengthened EU-Indonesia and EU-ASEAN dialogues and cooperation on environment, climate change and sustainable development, and explored avenues for further cooperation also in other areas of mutual interest. For more information, please see the press release.