Submission to the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040

January 26, 2023

On Thursday 26 January AP4D made a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040.

The key points of AP4D’s submission are that:

  • Australia should work in partnership with the region to shape a shared future, recognising that Southeast Asia’s economic success is mutually beneficial.
  • The strategy should form part of a broader, strategically coherent framework of engagement that resources, respects and coordinates all the arms of Australia’s statecraft.
  • There are pathways for Australia to contribute to and benefit from Southeast Asia’s economic success.

Read the full submission below.