Asia and the Pacific
Asia has been transformed over the last decade into the most dynamic centre of global power. It is a region that encompasses 54 percent of the world's population and that produces one third of our planet's wealth. By 2050, this continent will account for half of global production. Asia is also a place of innovation and its major economies are being transformed to specialise in production and services with increasingly more added value. At present it accounts for 42 percent of the world's Innovation Spend and is responsible for 40 percent of the world's scientific production

Spain's commitment to the region, through increasing involvement in dynamic economic, scientific and social policies with a focus on Asia, makes in necessary to strengthen our presence in the region and for our country to have access to instruments of analysis and action adapted to the new realities of Asia and the Pacific that allow us to strengthen results in all spheres.

With this objective, in January 2018, A Strategic Vision for Spain in Asia 2018-202 was approved, which analyses the recent evolution of Asia and Spain and the challenges and opportunities of the coming years. A series of recommendations were given to the public administrations to update our foreign policy for the region.

 

  • The Philippines and Southeast Asia
    In recent years, bilateral relations have increased, both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective, and the political agenda with Southeast Asia countries has been intensified. The 2015 External Action Strategy set three priority countries of Spain's external policy in Southeast Asia: The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam
  • Central Asia
    Prior to their independence, the countries comprising the region of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) formed part of the USSR, a founding state of the CSCE. After the end of the Soviet Union, they succeeded it as Member States of the current OSCE and, therefore, despite their geographic location, receive special treatment from a European perspective, different from the rest of the Asian continent
  • Regional Architecture

    The proliferation of activities aimed at fostering free trade agreements is leading towards the integration of nations in the Asia-Pacific, a region that generates 53% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

  • South Asia

    South Asia plays a key role in the "Asian century"; the region has the largest economically active population in the world. At present, it is attempting to improve quality of life through accelerated economic growth, foreign trade, social progress and cultural development.

    Spain has included South Asia within the parameters of foreign policy with increasingly closer and more active ties. The main regional intergovernmental organization is the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) established in December 1985 and comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

  • East Asia
    East Asia has positioned itself as one of the most influential geopolitical areas. It has an essential role to play in the future of commercial and security relations. Spain has made relations with East Asia one of its foreign policy priorities. That has translated into rapprochement with countries like China. Japan and South Korea: political contact is customary, economic relations have multiplied and civil society links are growing
  • The Pacific

    ​Spanish seafarers were the first Europeans to cross the Pacific in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Some of the current States of Micronesia, such as the Marshall Islands and Palau, formed part of the Spanish Crown. After a long period of absence, Spain has returned to the region and is once again looking towards the South Pacific, maintaining diplomatic relations with all the States in the region.

Twitter@SpainMFA

  • 09 Aug @SpainMFA * The international community must once again work together to deliver an effective response in support of #Beirut &… https://t.co/UZ02KNckSl
  • 09 Aug @SpainMFA * The Government of #Spain deeply regrets the death of Bishop Casaldáliga yesterday in #Brazil, who was Bishop of the… https://t.co/gb7Dpx5ha5
  • 08 Aug @SpainMFA * #PR: #Spain is sending emergency aid to #Lebanon. The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation… https://t.co/esMyfaTTiU
  • 08 Aug @SpainMFA * If you are travelling to #Spain by ✈️ or 🚢 , you will have to: 📝 Fill out and sign the FCS form before your trip… https://t.co/wpKP3UIMri
  • 06 Aug @SpainMFA * #Spain is working to establish streamlined and effective procedures to fight #disinformation within the framework o… https://t.co/hehbPix6pv
  • 06 Aug @SpainMFA * ✈️📝 The health check form that int'l travelers need to complete prior to their trip to #Spain has gone digital in o… https://t.co/mzWQGEQh0t
  • 05 Aug @SpainMFA * #Spain is a competitive, reliable, safe country. Our values ​​are now stronger than ever. The winner of 26 medals… https://t.co/Sj5MyOS7VC
  • 05 Aug @SpainMFA * ✈️ @aena, operator of 46 #airports and two heliports in #Spain, has gathered all the information on the health and… https://t.co/8fPxPXniRD
  • 04 Aug @SpainMFA * The Government of #Spain stands in solidarity with the people and the authorities of #Lebanon, wishes a speedy reco… https://t.co/2tKdaMlFaN
  • 04 Aug @SpainMFA * #PR: MFA @AranchaGlezLaya bestowed the Isabel la Católica award on the Minister for Foreign Affairs of #Uruguay, Fr… https://t.co/9FtuqtvHuk
  • 04 Aug @SpainMFA * #Spain is firmly committed to the fight against #disinformation, one of the greatest threats to #democracy. Admini… https://t.co/KF0A8Cdkih
  • 04 Aug @SpainMFA * If you are travelling to #Spain by plane ✈️ or ship 🚢, you will have to: 📝 Fill out and sign the FCS form before yo… https://t.co/MgktBoGaKA
  • 03 Aug @SpainMFA * #Brexit | The State Secretariat for Migration of @inclusiongob, @SEstadoMigr, has prepared a guide concerning the m… https://t.co/95HAJu6QkC
  • 03 Aug @SpainMFA * Spanish health workers have been awarded with the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord for their incredible effor… https://t.co/BohYGMYhvi
  • 03 Aug @SpainMFA * The #Conecta service of @SpainMFA facilitates international mobility for all professionals who need to make essenti… https://t.co/535FcFjzg0

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • Inscríbete en convocatorias UE
  • Convocatorias en la UE
  • Atlas Redes Sociales
  • Embajadas y Consulados
  • Sede Electrónica
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Pechuán
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 17 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: +34 91 583 83 10 / 11
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación, Diplomacia Pública y Redes
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016