Malakas na ASEAN-US collaboration, kailangan sa maritime security, transnational crime

Malakas na ASEAN-US collaboration, kailangan sa maritime security, transnational crime

November 13, 2022 @ 12:35 PM 3 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Kailangan ng Association of Southeast Asian Nations at Estados Unidos ang malakas na kolaborasyon para tugunan ang  maritime security issues at transnational crime.

“Let us continue our cooperation in fighting against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and also in combating marine plastic debris and marine pollution,” ayon kay Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr., sa kanyang interbensyon sa  idinaos na 10th ASEAN-US Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Sinabi pa ng Chief executive na ikinatuwa ng ASEAN ang  “active advocacy and concrete projects” ng Estados Unidos na sumusuporta sa pagsisikap na tugunan ang  transnational crime, terrorism, at human trafficking.

Hiniling din ng Pangulo na magpatuloy ang “engagement and capacity-building programs” para sa law enforcement agencies at personnel sa pamamagitan ng International Law Enforcement Academy at  Senior Officials’ Meeting on Transnational Crime + US (SOMTC + US).

Fully committed naman aniya ang Pilipinas na makamit ang  “regional peace and security.”

“We regard as of primary import Quad’s assurance of unwavering support for ASEAN unity and Centrality with the view that such minilateral mechanisms should complement the ASEAN-centered regional security architecture,” ang winika ng Pangulo.

Tinukoy ng Punong Ehekutibo Quadrilateral Security Dialogue o Quad,  isang strategic security dialog sa pagitan ng mga bansang Estados Unidos, Australia, India, at Japan.

Araw ng Sabado, in-adopt ng ASEAN at US leaders ang kalatas na nagdedeklara ng  pagkakatatag ng ASEAN-US Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

“This is a strengthening of our relationship and will serve as an additional anchor to our regional architecture and to the current international order that is presently volatile and constantly in flux,” ang pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos.

Ang kalatas ay in-adopt para  “reflect the ambitious outcomes of the 9th ASEAN-US Summit and the 2022 ASEAN-US Special Summit and to open new areas of cooperation vital to the future prosperity and security of our combined one billion people, and task our officials to follow up on its implementation.”  Kris Jose