ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Nuclear Test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
10 September 2016
ASEAN shares serious concern over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s fifth nuclear test on 9 September 2016, which is in violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
ASEAN reaffirms the importance of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and reiterates its full support for peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. ASEAN urges the DPRK to fully comply with all the relevant UNSC resolutions, including the UNSC Resolution 2270 and calls on all parties to exert common efforts to maintain peace and security in the region.
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE APPLICATION OF THE CODE FOR UNPLANNED
ENCOUNTERS AT SEA IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
We, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and the People’s Republic of China met in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 7 September 2016.
Reaffirming our commitment to the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and the Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN Member States and China on the Full and Effective Implementation of the DOC, including the importance of the freedom of navigation and overflight, as provided for by universally recognised principles of international law including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS);
CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT OF THE 28TH AND 29TH ASEAN SUMMITS
VIENTIANE, 6-7 SEPTEMBER 2016
TURNING VISION INTO REALITY FOR A DYNAMIC ASEAN COMMUNITY
1. We, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States, gathered for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits, held under the Chairmanship of the Lao People‟s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with the theme “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community” in Vientiane on 6-7 September 2016.
2. We had constructive and cordial discussions to craft the future direction for a politically cohesive, economically integrated, socially responsible and a truly rules-based people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community, guided by the eight priorities outlined by the Lao PDR under her Chairmanship, namely, the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025; narrowing of the development gap; trade facilitation; micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) development; tourism development; connectivity; transition to formal economy in ASEAN; and reinforcing cultural heritage cooperation in ASEAN.