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Dialogue Partnership, Security Cooperation, People Engagement Central in ASEAN Briefings

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Dialogue partnership, security cooperation and the engagement of the people of ASEAN continue to be central in the discussions among the stakeholders of ASEAN – academia, business representatives, civil society organisations, diplomatic community, media persons and think tanks – when they gathered virtually to discuss the 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting / Post Ministerial Conferences / 18th ASEAN Regional Forum which concluded in Nusa Dua, Bali last week.

During the six-country briefing session, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan briefed the audience on the highlights, outcomes and follow-up actions from those


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