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Prime Minister announces Special Summit

ASEAN-AUSTRALIA Special Summit 2018

On 17-18 March 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, will welcome the Leaders of the Member States of ASEAN and the Secretary-General of ASEAN to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

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Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Ambassadors with representatives from ASEAN Dialogue Partner countries

ASEAN at 50

On 8 August 2017, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), hosted a reception at Government House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

ASEAN

Fast Facts

$12.4 billion
Agri-food two-way trade in 2016
100,000
Students from ASEAN countries are studying in Australia
$38 billion
Australian Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN at end of 2016
$2.5 trillion
ASEAN combined GDP in 2016
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codeathon-branding
21 November, 2017
In the lead up to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018, AUSTRAC will host the ASEAN-Australia Codeathon: the first time such an event will be hosted in Australia.
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10 November, 2017
The ASEAN Now report is now available for download, ahead of the launch of a specially designed website later this year.
8 August, 2017
On 8 August 2017, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), hosted a reception at Government House, Canberra, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.
Flags of ASEAN nations
Complementing bilateral relationships

ASEAN

Working with ASEAN complements Australia’s substantial bilateral relationships with the countries of Southeast Asia.

ASEAN is one of Australia’s top three trading partners, representing around 15 per cent of Australia’s total trade. The region offers increasing opportunities, with deepening regional integration through Free Trade Agreements and stronger ties seeing significant prospects for business.

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