The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (third from left) and his delegation meet with the Chinese delegation led by foreign minister Wang Yi (second from right) on the sidelines of the Asem foreign ministers’ meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15. Photo: Xinhua The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (third from left) and his delegation meet with the Chinese delegation led by foreign minister Wang Yi (second from right) on the sidelines of the Asem foreign ministers’ meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15. Photo: Xinhua
The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (third from left) and his delegation meet with the Chinese delegation led by foreign minister Wang Yi (second from right) on the sidelines of the Asem foreign ministers’ meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15. Photo: Xinhua
Josep Borrell Fontelles
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Josep Borrell Fontelles

Asem can help Asia and Europe forge a truly powerful partnership

  • The foreign ministers’ meeting of the Asia-Europe Meeting, in Madrid this year, aims to create an environment conducive to rules-based multilateral cooperation on global issues, from climate change and sustainable trade to conflict resolution from the Korean peninsula to Rakhine state

The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (third from left) and his delegation meet with the Chinese delegation led by foreign minister Wang Yi (second from right) on the sidelines of the Asem foreign ministers’ meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15. Photo: Xinhua The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (third from left) and his delegation meet with the Chinese delegation led by foreign minister Wang Yi (second from right) on the sidelines of the Asem foreign ministers’ meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15. Photo: Xinhua
The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (third from left) and his delegation meet with the Chinese delegation led by foreign minister Wang Yi (second from right) on the sidelines of the Asem foreign ministers’ meeting in Madrid, Spain, on December 15. Photo: Xinhua
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Josep Borrell Fontelles

Josep Borrell Fontelles

Josep Borrell Fontelles is the European Union's High Representative/Vice-President for foreign affairs and security policy, and a former foreign minister of Spain.