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5th CSCAP EU Committee Meeting

On Thursday 25 January, the CSCAP EU Committee convened for its fifth annual meeting in Brussels. Following a briefing from EEAS officials on recent developments related to EU policy in Asia, the Committee held a workshop on arms exports, defence markets, and new dynamics in EU-Asia relations.

The first session discussed the benefits of cooperation between EU and Asia on arms trade and export control. The second session focused on the emergence of new actors on the global defence industrial scene and its impact on the strategic landscape in the Indo-Pacific. The third session examined how the EU could enhance its strategic presence in Asia.