Australia will Host First Summit with ASEAN
Canberra, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The first summit of leaders of Australia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in the city of Sidney in March next year, announced today hosting authorities.
The meeting will be a historic opportunity to strengthen the strategic association between both parts, said the joint declaration of Prime Minister Malcolm Turbull and the head of the government of the state of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian. The venue is the capital of that territory.
It also adds the meeting will become a platform to analyze how to make the region more secure and prosperous.
According to that source, the summit of heads of State will hold a business forum and a conference of experts in the struggle against terrorism.
ASEAN is formed by Brunei, Camboya, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapur and Vietnam. Those nations, as a bloc, form one of the main trading partners of this country.
The exchange of goods between both parts was of 71 billion dollars (usd) in Australian fiscal year 2015-2016 (July-June).
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