The Australia - Japan - United States Trilateral Workshop on Efforts to Empower Moderate Sectors of Society
July 28, 2009
- The Australia - Japan - United States Trilateral Workshop on Efforts
to Empower Moderate Sectors of Society was held on July 27 and 28, 2009
in Tokyo. Mr. Katsuro Nagai, Director for International Counter-Terrorism
Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented the Japan
side while Mr. Ronald Post, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the
United States represented the U.S. side, and Mr. Greg Ralph, Acting Assistant
Secretary, Counter-Terrorism Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
represented the Australian side respectively.
- At this workshop, firstly, the Japan side condemned the recent terrorist
attacks occurred in Jakarta, and extended its sincere condolence to the
Government of Australia for the loss of her people and sympathy to the Government
of the United States for the injury of its nationals.
- The three sides introduced their respective human exchange and assistance
programs taken to empower the moderate sectors of society in Southeast Asia,
and discussed intensively those programs. Sharing the experiences and best
practices in this regard was beneficial for all three sides in their review
of the current efforts and also designing new initiatives in order to cope
with this mid- and long- term challenges.
- The three parties stressed the view to continue to share the information
about the researches and programs taken in the region. To this end, the
three sides will establish a mechanism to keep it updated and timely by
utilizing the respective missions abroad.
- The result of this workshop will be presented to the 5th round of Trilateral Counter-Terrorism Consultations later this year.