A partnership based on common interests

Over the span of 30 years, cooperation between the EU and Indonesia has been rooted in and strengthened by the shared values of democracy, human rights and pluralism, and common interests such as sustainable development, climate resilience, and global health.

As the world is facing an unprecedented crisis triggered by COVID-19, the EU-Indonesia partnership focuses on providing a timely and comprehensive response to the pandemic, and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery.


& Cooperation

The EU-Indonesia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) came into force in May 2014 and covers a wide range of policy areas, including: trade, investment and connectivity; climate change mitigation and the environment; and governance, human rights and security.

A Joint Committee oversees the implementation of the PCA and meets annually to monitor and evaluate the progress of existing partnership programmes, and explore potential future initiatives in different sectors.

The 5th Political Dialogue under the PCA was held on 17 November 2020 and covered a wide range of common concerns, including cooperation to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The dialogue also underlined the importance of strengthening the international rules-based order, and both the EU and Indonesia reiterated their commitment to multilateralism and to promote peace and stability in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Leading the dialogue were H.E. Ngurah Swajaya, Director-General for American and European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, and Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service.