By Azizul Ahmad and Samantha Tan KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 (Bernama) -- The European Union (EU) has expressed interest to further enhance cooperation with ASEAN, saying the relationship could be beyond the economic and trade ties currently established.

"Don't look at the EU only as an economic or trade partner, but also as a foreign policy and security partner," said the EU's foreign policy and security policy chief Federica Mogherini in her opening remarks at the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting here today. Mogherini said the European Commission and the 28 member states of the EU had agreed to start putting on the agenda, not only the economic and trade dimensions, but also increased political and security cooperation with ASEAN.

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