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ARF Senior Officials discuss non-traditional security challenges at annual meeting

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July 7, 2017 Comments (0) ASEAN, EU-ASEAN News, Political-Security

22-24 May | Manila, the Philippines

Senior Officials of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) discussed ways of bolstering cooperation to combat non-traditional security threats including cybercrime, terrorism and violent extremism, trafficking in persons and illicit drugs, the proliferation or use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, and natural disasters. The meeting appreciated positive outcomes in the implementation of the Hanoi Plan of Action to realise the ARF Vision 2020 and collaboration in priority areas such as maritime security, disaster relief, fight against terrorism and trans-national crime, arms control and disarmament. For more information, please see the press release.

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