04 August 2017

News Story: Australia's top diplomat to discuss Marawi conflict with Cayetano

Julie Bishop (Image: Wiki Commons)
By Patricia Lourdes Viray

MANILA, Philippines — The peace process, the ongoing conflict in Marawi City and counter-terrorism efforts would be at the center of discussions between Australia and Philippines' top diplomats.

On her second visit to the Philippines this year, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will meet with Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and other senior government officials.

"These meetings will strengthen Australia’s relationships with our South East Asian neighbors and advance our economic and security interests in the region," Bishop said in a video posted on her Twitter account.

Bishop will attend the East Asia Summit, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum and ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting in Manila this week.

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