Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders have agreed to intensify their shared work to shape a more secure and prosperous region.
A joint statement released at the close of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in March 2018 – ‘The Sydney Declaration’ – sets out a clear vision for the future of the ASEAN-Australia partnership, with a commitment to further elevate cooperation.
During the Summit, leaders agreed to boost trade, investment and business links between Australia and ASEAN, with new initiatives on smart cities, infrastructure development, economic policy cooperation, digital standards, education exchanges, counter-terrorism and security cooperation.
The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit marks a new era in the increasingly close relationship and reaffirms Australia and ASEAN as partners with a vital stake in a dynamic region undergoing major changes.
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