2018, March 17
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other Southeast Asian leaders signed an agreement yesterday with the Australian government to strengthen cooperation and collaboration to counter violent extremism and terrorism within the region.
The 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation to counter international terrorism at a special summit with Australia, held in Sydney.
Signatories agreed to share intelligence and strengthen law enforcement cooperation, among a host of other joint initiatives.
The State Counsellor attended the New Colombo Plan afternoon tea ceremony, the closing ceremony for the Counter- Terrorism Conference and the signing Ceremony for the MOU on Counter – Terrorism, in which Secretary General of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Counter – Terrorism.
On arrival in Sydney yesterday, the State Counsellor and party were welcomed by Minister for International
Development and the Pacific, The Hon Concetta Fierravanti Wells, Myanmar Ambassador to Australia U Tha Aung Nyunt and his wife, Australian
Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Nicholas Coppel and other officials.
Later, at 7 p.m., the State Counsellor attended a dinner in honor of the leaders of the ASEAN nations and governmental high ranking officials, hosted by Prime Minister of Australia Mr. Malcolm Turnbull.