Please note that this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule and is in-person only.
ASEAN's ten member states cover a strategically significant region for Australia's Indo-Pacific priorities. With its unmatched convening power, each year ASEAN brings together intrinsically diverse states from across the Indo-Pacific to discuss political, security and economic challenges facing the region. ASEAN-led regional architecture is essential in maintaining order, security and prosperity during an increasingly turbulent time for our region.
Australia became ASEAN's first Dialogue Partner in 1974. Since then, our partnership has gone from strength to strength, including regular leader-level engagement, a comprehensive free trade agreement, and culminating in the announcement of the ASEAN-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) at the first annual ASEAN-Australia Summit in October 2021.
Under the CSP, the 'Australia for ASEAN Initiatives' represent the largest-ever increase in Australia's development cooperation with ASEAN. These important initiatives will enable us to address shared challenges, including health security and pandemic recovery, combatting transnational crime and terrorism, supporting our region's future skills needs as our economies evolve, ensuring energy security, protecting oceans and building circular economies.
With all the right tools in place, and our shared priorities agreed, what are the next steps in implementing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership? What further role can Australia play in Southeast Asia's trade, economic and security agenda?
AIIA Victoria invites you to join Ambassador Nankervis to discuss Australia's diplomatic relations with ASEAN.
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