At the 25th EU-Japan summit held in Tokyo, leaders reaffirmed their resolve to work together for the rules-based international order and to promote a free and fair global economy. The summit has been an opportunity to sign the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA).
Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “I’m very pleased that EU member states have now given their formal backing. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is the biggest and most advanced bilateral agreement ever negotiated by the European Union.
The EU and China held today in Beijing the 7th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED).
The Council adopted the EU priorities for the UN and the 73rd UN General Assembly. The conclusions highlight how in today’s volatile and unpredictable world, the EU will engage to boost multilateralism.