Australia, ASEAN to establish comprehensive strategic partnership – ASEAN

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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah speaks during the virtual ASEAN Summit, hosted by ASEAN Summit Brunei, in Bandar Seri Begawan

– Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during a summit on Wednesday to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between them, ASEAN chair Brunei said.

“ASEAN and Australia also agreed to establish a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between ASEAN and Australia that is meaningful, substantive and mutually beneficial,” it said in a summary of the meeting.

(Reporting by Tom Allard in Sydney; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by James Pearson)