Bali, Indonesia, June 8: Over 75 representatives from the U.S. government and ASEAN dialogue and development partners joined ASEAN key stakeholders to take stock of progress and reaffirm shared priorities on preventing and countering violent extremism in the final two years of ASEAN’s Bali Work Plan. A Multisectoral Task Force Meeting brought together 15 ASEAN sectoral bodies and entities responsible for contributing to and “owning” sections of the Bali Work Plan to provide updates and discuss the challenges faced during implementation. The ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project is supporting the Senior Officials on Transnational Crime Working Group on Counterterrorism to prepare a status report on the progress made to ensure timely and effective implementation of the activities.
During the Partners Meeting held in the afternoon, ASEAN Dialogue and Development partners from Australia, Canada, Japan, the European Union, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States had the opportunity to present their support to efforts implemented under the Bali Work Plan.
Prior to today’s events, Indonesia’s BNPT and the U.S Government—USAID and the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism—joined forces to co-host the third ASEAN-U.S. Regional Workshop on PCVE: Community Resilience in ASEAN. The two-day event served to promote a better understanding of the current priorities, threats, and good practices related to PCVE, building upon outcomes of the 2022 ASEAN-U.S. Workshop on PCVE.