Najib attends Asean-Australia Summit Leaders’ Plenary


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak yesterday attended the Leaders’ Plenary session, the main segment of the Asean-Australia Special Summit 2018 in Australia.

Leaders from 10 Asean countries also attended.

The meeting began with an opening remark by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, followed by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore is the current chairman of Asean. The Leaders’ Plenary is the centrepiece of the summit.

It highlights opportunities to work closer together on areas of shared interest, from tackling people smuggling and human trafficking to deepening maritime cooperation and securing greater opportunities for the people and businesses.

It also focuses on trade, economic development, counter-terrorism and cyber security.

The two-day meeting which began on Saturday is organised to discuss the future direction and cooperation between Asean and Australia. It is also to commemorate the elevation of Asean-Australia relations to a strategic partnership. — Bernama