ASEAN-Australia Special Summit wrap-up

ASEAN-Australia Special Summit wrap-up

International Policy Summits
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

11 leaders from South East Asia on stage at conclusion of ASEAN-Australia Summit.

The inaugural ASEAN-Australia Special Summit concluded on Sunday with the regional leaders agreeing on the Sydney Declaration, setting out a clear vision for the future of the ASEAN-Australia partnership and our shared commitment to elevate our cooperation.

At the closing press conference Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull highlighted the importance of the gathering.

'The Summit has given us an opportunity to confirm Australia’s steadfast commitment to ASEAN – the centrality of ASEAN and Australia as an all-weather friend, now and into the future.' The Prime Minister said.

Key achievements and outcomes of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit include:

Combating terrorism and violent extremism

Securing a connected and prosperous future

Strengthening regional security

To learn more about the full range of events and activities at the Summit please visit the official website. For transcripts of the Prime Minister’s speeches and remarks visit the Prime Minister’s website.