ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue
The Fourth ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue was convened in Kuala Lumpur from 4-6 December 2011. An intimate group of 43 this year explored the major issues facing the region in 2011. These included the sixth East Asia Summit, which saw the entry of the United States and Russia; energy security in East Asia in the wake of the Fukushima disaster; the changing nature of maritime security in Asia; and the extraordinary changes underway under Myanmar’s new civilian government.
Asialink is sponsor and a key player in the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue, convened by ISIS (Institute of Strategic and International Studies) Malaysia annually. The Dialogues are informal meetings among the ASEAN states, Australia and New Zealand that consider major issues in the Asia region, and the roles that this group can play in their resolution.
Now in its third year, the Dialogue brings together key diplomats, economists, security analysts and academics. Importantly, the Dialogues provide an opportunity for Australia and New Zealand to engage with their ASEAN counterparts at a time when the Asia region is entering a phase of significant transition.
The cultural dimensions of our regional relationships also play a central role in the annual Dialogues, which work towards deepening and strengthening people-to-people relationships. The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogues are a valuable component of Asialink’s Track II Diplomacy initiative.
|2009 ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue
Report and Photo Gallery
8-9 December 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
||2008 ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue
5-6 December 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia