La Trobe academics to speak ahead of ASEAN Summit

La Trobe University

This year is the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Australian relations. The 2024 ASEAN-Australian Special Summit will be held in Melbourne, March 4 – 6, with La Trobe Asia playing a vital role in organising the maritime pillar for the summit. La Trobe academics are taking part to speak about maritime security. This is the second time Australia will host leaders of ASEAN member states. Australia’s partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is vital engagement with the Southeast Asia region. Australia and ASEAN member states are connected through economies; a shared interest in a region that is stable, peaceful, and prosperous; and people-to people connections.

The Summit will bring leaders together to look ahead to the next 50 years of ASEAN-Australia cooperation. The Special Summit will also bring together emerging leaders and experts to strengthen economic, climate and clean energy, and maritime cooperation efforts.

Topics for the summit include:

  • The ocean economy and maritime security issues; perspectives on regional maritime challenges and opportunities.
  • Business, Emerging Leaders, Climate and Clean Energy, and Maritime Cooperation.
  • Greater trade and investment between Australia and Southeast Asia and the collective green energy transition.
  • Ways to strengthen two-way trade and investment.
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