Key Messages from the Summit, Nov 19

  • South China Sea issue: ASEAN and China agreed to fully implement  DOC. It is a matter between ASEAN and China.
  • Middle East: The leaders called for calm and constraints. Ceasefire should be observed. The civilians are suffering.
  • The Government of Myanmar promised to double its effort to manage the sectarian violence in Rakhine state.
  • The leaders called for restraint on the Korean Peninsular.
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is essential.
  • ASEAN unity, solidarity, and community building are necessary to maintain and strengthen the central role of ASEAN.
  • ASEAN needs to remain neutral and balanced.


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