STATEMENTS

22 May 2017 | Manila, Philippines The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) joins the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2017. With the theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism,” this year’s celebration focuses on raising awareness about the key contributions of sustainable tourism to economic growth and to the conservation…

05 May 2017 | Yokohama, Japan Introduction We, the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of ASEAN, China, Japan and Korea (ASEAN+3), convened our 20th meeting in Yokohama, Japan, under the co-chairmanship of H.E. Carlos G. Dominguez III, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, and H.E. Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of…

29 April 2017 | MANILA PARTNERING FOR CHANGE, ENGAGING THE WORLD 1. We, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States, gathered for the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila on 29 April 2017 under the Chairmanship of the Republic of the Philippines with the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” which envisions an integrated, peaceful, stable…

29 April 2017 | Manila, Philippines We, the leaders of the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Kingdom of Thailand, meet today in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines on the occasion of the 10th Indonesia- Malaysia-Thailand Growth-Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit Meeting under Malaysia’s Chairmanship. We commend the significant role played by IMT-GT in the ASEAN…

29 April 2017 | Manila, Philippines We, the Leaders of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines gather in Manila, Philippines on 29 April 2017 for the 12th BIMP-EAGA Summit. We discuss the important role of BIMP-EAGA in advancing our shared vision of sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as nurturing people-to-people prosperity. We reaffirm…

28 April 2017 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expresses its grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula, including the DPRK’s two nuclear tests in 2016 and subsequent ballistic missile launches. ASEAN is mindful that instability in the Korean Peninsula seriously impacts the region and beyond. ASEAN strongly urges the…

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