The Sydney Declaration

Resolutions and Declarations

The declaration acknowledges close ASEAN Australia relationship, elevated to a Strategic Partnership in 2014 and reaffirms their commitment to ASEAN’s central role in the regional architecture that is open, transparent, inclusive, and promotes stability and prosperity through ASEAN-led mechanisms. The parties also commit to deepening cooperation on cybersecurity and digital trade issues with the aim of promoting an open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful ICT environment consistent with each state’s respective domestic laws and regulations