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.
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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. moreEuropean Union and Asia/Pacific regional organisations
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.
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