In his remarks, ASEAN Secretary General Kao Kim Hourn said the ASEAN-E.U. Blue Book 2024-2025 continues to serve as a valuable platform in showcasing the E.U.’s meaningful support towards ASEAN Community-building efforts, the potential of the Strategic Partnership as well as the progress and key achievements in the implementation of the ASEAN-E.U. Plan of Action 2023-2027.

ASEAN, E.U. launch Blue Book 2024-2025. (Photo:

“I share the significance of the Blue Book in advancing the visibility of our partnership to generate awareness among all stakeholders in our regions,” he noted.

Sujiro Seam, Ambassador of the E.U. to ASEAN, said the book offers a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted and deep relationship between the regions and their commitments to join hands in the pursuit of common goals.

The book serves as a testament to the robust and comprehensive cooperation between ASEAN and the E.U. with the aim of ensuring regional peace and security, fostering sustainable connectivity, promoting free and fair trade, and advancing sustainable development across ASEAN.

It also highlights the Team Europe approach and initiatives on sustainable connectivity and green transition in the ASEAN region. Under the Global Gateway strategy, the E.U. has pledged to mobilize 10 billion EUR (10.75 billion USD) in investment from Team Europe for green and connectivity programs in ASEAN.

Source: VNA