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Australia and Asean - drawing closer in uncertain times

The first-ever special summit between Australia and Asean over the weekend was long in coming.

Although Canberra is the regional body's first dialogue partner, the United States and India managed to hold their own summits with Asean in 2016 and this year, respectively.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2018, with the headline 'Australia and Asean - drawing closer in uncertain times'. Print Edition | Subscribe