The Mission of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN is based in Jakarta. It is a full-fledged diplomatic mission and was opened in 2015, reflecting the EU’s growing engagement with ASEAN. It is currently headed by Ambassador Francisco Fontan.
The overall purpose of the EU Mission to ASEAN is to contribute to enhancing the dynamic partnership that exists between the EU and ASEAN as two leading regional integration initiatives. The EU Mission to ASEAN undertakes a range of actions in support of EU-ASEAN political dialogue, cooperation in non-traditional security areas, trade and investment relations, connectivity and cooperation to deepen ASEAN regional integration