ASEAN, Australia Reaffirm Strong Ties: Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit

MANILA, 28th March 2015 - Meeting in Manila on 26 March for the 27th ASEAN - Australia Forum, ASEAN and Australian Senior Officials reaffirmed the importance of their strategic partnership and agreed to enhance cooperation and explore new opportunities to further strengthen the relationship. This was the first meeting since the ASEAN-Australia dialogue relations were elevated to strategic partnership status at the ASEAN - Australian 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in November 2014.