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The Prime Minister and ASEAN Leaders witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation to Counter International Terrorism, an historic agreement between Australia and ASEAN. The MoU strengthens our cooperation to combat terrorism, counter terrorism financing and counter violent extremism.
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.