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August
2019

ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting

01
August
2019

ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting

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On 1 August 2019, H.E. Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, and Senator the Honourable Marise Payne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, co-chaired the ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting during the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting/ Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs) in Bangkok. The Meeting congratulated the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations. ASEAN thanked Australia for the cooperation in various fields, particularly human resource development, combating human-trafficking, and counter- terrorism. ASEAN appreciated Australia’s support for ASEAN in bridging development gaps among Member States and the operation of AHA Centre to enhance ASEAN’s capacity in natural disaster management. Prior to the Meeting, the Ministers attended the Launching Ceremony of the ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT) Initiative. Malaysia is currently the country coordinator for ASEAN – Australia relations.

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