This year’s meeting, with the title “Experiences and financial cooperation between Europe and Latin America”, is aimed at examining strategies, mechanisms and alternatives to boost financial and technical cooperation relations between the countries of Latin America and the European Union, paying particular attention to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), implementing the bi-regional development cooperation agenda, and tackling trade barriers.
This meeting allowed for a wide ranging dialogue including: political and economic developments in the EU and in Myanmar; trade and investment.
The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a Council Decision authorising negotiations to modernise the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), to which the EU is part. These negotiations aim to revise the provisions of the ECT so that they reflect modern investment standards, such as the EU’s reformed approach on investment protection.
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted conclusions on EU relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, following the joint communication by the High Representative and the Commission on the “European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common future” of 17 April 2019.
The first meeting of Joint Committee under the Viet Nam – European Union (EU) Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PCA) met in Ha Noi on 10 May 2019.The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam To Anh Dzung, Head of the Vietnamese Delegation, and the Director for Asia and Pacific in the European External Action Service Gunnar Wiegand, co-chaired the first meeting.