A new summit will take place this week aimed at boosting aviation links and cooperation between the EU and ASEAN regions.
Taking place in Singapore on 11-12 February 2014, the inaugural EU-ASEAN Aviation Summit is a one-and-a-half day event that will address issues including the removal of barriers to single aviation markets, new business opportunities, aviation safety and air traffic management.
Among the sessions, EU aviation experts will show how ASEAN could move towards the creation of a single aviation market, as exists in Europe.
“I believe cooperation, partnership and the easing of regulations will follow on from the summit,” said Tran Phu Cuong, chairman of the ASEAN Tourism Marketing & communication Working Group.
At the conclusion of the summit, the two parties will aim to form a wide-ranging air transport agreement. “A clearer way forward for EU-ASEAN aviation collaboration and its priority areas are expected to be among the summit’s outcomes,” ASEAN said.
More than 11 million Europeans visited ASEAN in 2012, up from 9.8 million in 2011, and this expected to have increased to 12m in 2013.