ASLI, in collaboration with the Parliament of Malaysia and Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University, invites you to the ASLI Insights Series event "Navigating Horizons: EU-Malaysia Relations and the Indo-Pacific Strategy".
Honourable Jan Zahradil, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee in the EU Parliament & European Parliament's rapporteur on the Indo-Pacific strategy in the area of trade and investment will lead the discourse, focusing on the evolving dynamics of the EU-Malaysia relations within the broader context of the Indo-Pacific strategy.
Date: 11 January 2024
Time: 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Venue: JC 3, Level 1, Sunway University
The session will explore the EU's seven strategic priority areas in the Indo-Pacific and the vital role of Malaysia in this cooperative landscape, emphasising our mutual pursuit of stability and sustainable development. The EU is a key economic partner for Malaysia, making this discussion essential for all stakeholders.
- About the event
This event hosts a pivotal discussion platform focusing on the evolving dynamics of EUMalaysia relations within the broader context of the Indo-Pacific strategy. The session aims to provide in-depth insights into trade, investment, and diplomatic relations between the EU and Malaysia, and how these relations fit into the larger strategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific region.
The speaker for this event will be the Honourable Jan Zahradil, Member of the European Parliament & Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee who will be sharing his insights on the European Union’s Indo-Pacific strategy, through his official capacity as the European Parliament's rapporteur on the Indo-Pacific strategy in the area of trade and investment.
- About the theme
The theme “Navigating Horizons: EU-Malaysia Relations and the Indo-Pacific Strategy” captures the evolving collaboration between the EU and Malaysia, especially relevant in the context of the EU’s comprehensive strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The EU and Indo-Pacific countries, including Malaysia, share a mutual interest in each other's security and prosperity, emphasising the need to uphold a rules-based international order and support responsible international cooperation.
Recent trade data between the EU and Malaysia highlights that in 2022, bilateral trade in goods totalled €50.3 billion. The EU is Malaysia's fourth-largest trading partner, underscoring the economic importance of this relationship within the Indo-Pacific strategy.
The EU’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific encompasses seven main priority areas: Connectivity, Ocean Governance, Sustainability, Inclusive Prosperity, Green Transition, Security and Defence, and Human Security. These areas reflect a commitment to fostering sustainable and inclusive prosperity while addressing shared global challenges.
This strategic approach, coupled with the evolving trade relationship, underpins the significance of the EU-Malaysia partnership within the larger Indo-Pacific framework. The event's discussions will explore these themes, offering insights into how this partnership can contribute to the broader objectives of stability, prosperity, and sustainable development in the region.
- Key outcomes
- Gain valuable insights into the current state and future prospects of EU-Malaysia relations.
- Understand the implications of the Indo-Pacific strategy for regional trade and investment.
- Engage in meaningful dialogue with experts and policymakers.
- Network with professionals and stakeholders in the field of diplomacy, international relations and trade.
- Who should attend?
- Policy Makers and Government Officials
- Academics and Students of International Relations and Economics
- Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
- Diplomats and International Affairs Experts
- Members of Think Tanks and NGOs
|Registration of participants & refreshments
|Opening Remarks by Danial Rahman, CEO of ASLI
|Lecture on “Navigating Horizons: EU-Malaysia Relations and the Indo-Pacific Strategy” by Honourable Jan Zahradil, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee in the EU Parliament
|Moderated QnA session with the audience
|Photography session and disperse