A bilateral meeting between the Secretary General of AIPA, Hon. Mdm. Nguyen Tuong Van and the Secretary General of the European Parliament (EP), Mr. Klaus Welle, was conducted virtually on 28 May 2021. The meeting focused on the discussion of potential cooperation between AIPA and the EP as support the implementation of the recently agreed EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership. Further, Mr. Klaus Welle informed the AIPA Secretary General that the EP liaison office for relations with ASEAN, including the AIPA, will soon be opened in Jakarta. Both sides also emphasized the importance of the first EP-AIPA Inter-Regional Dialogue in June 2021.