Asia in German foreign policy

Asia is the most dynamic growth region worldwide and will continue to consolidate this position in the 21st century.
At the same time, Asia is faced with problems of global significance. German foreign policy takes account of both dimensions.


European Union and Asia/Pacific regional organizations

The EU sees Asia as a priority region. The EU has been cooperating with ASEAN longer than with any other regional organisation. The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) has become an important forum for dialogue. more

Regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

There is successful regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific:
The Southeast Asian Organization ASEAN, the ASEAN Regional Forum, the South Asian SAARC, the Pacific Islands Forum, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO and the Asian-Pacific APEC.


Germany’s China policy

China is booming, and many Chinese people enjoy a much higher standard of living today than just a few years ago. At the same time the country faces major challenges, which Germany can help China address. more

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