At this stage, but no lives lost and that's vitally important. You’ve just seen a number of families there who got out just in time. They’ve lost their homes, but they’re together.
The Summit has given us an opportunity to confirm Australia’s steadfast commitment to ASEAN
Australia and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will work together to shape a more secure and prosperous region.
The meeting comes at a critical time for the region. The pace and scale of change is without any precedent in human history.
The Leaders’ Meeting here today at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, really historic moment in our deepening and strengthening relations with our neighbors.
Our first duty as leaders is to keep our people safe.
It is very fitting that the first event of our Leaders’ Summit is to celebrate Australia’s long-standing cooperation with ASEAN on education.
I’m delighted to host this CEO Forum as part of this once-in-a-generation ASEAN–Australia Business Summit.
Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will strengthen our cooperation to fight terrorism in our region and keep our people safe.
President Widodo, it’s wonderful to be here with you, with our Foreign Ministers in Julie Bishop and Retno Marsudi.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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