Tonight, I will travel to Cambodia to attend this week’s ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers’ meeting, the East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
I look forward to meeting with regional leaders and ministers to continue to deepen the Australian Government’s engagement with Southeast Asia.
In ASEAN meetings, I will underline Australia’s commitment to ASEAN centrality, furthering cooperation through our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in areas of shared interest including combatting climate change, building health security, and advancing the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.
At the EAS and ARF, I will outline Australia’s vision for the region and our positions on the Myanmar crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
My visit to Cambodia coincides with the 70th anniversary of our diplomatic relations. I will meet with members of the Cambodian Government to discuss economic recovery, education ties, health security, and human rights.
I will also visit the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) to open its new campus. ACE has delivered English language training to more than 500,000 Cambodians since it was established 30 years ago.