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.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Explosion in Davao
(4 September 2016)
ASEAN strongly condemns explosion, an act of terrorist attack, in Davao, the Republic of the Philippines on 2 September 2016, which caused the loss of lives and injuries.
ASEAN extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government of the Philippines, especially to the families of the victims of the explosion.
ASEAN fully supports the Government of the Philippines in bringing the perpetrators of this violence to justice and returning the situation to normalcy.
ASEAN reiterates its commitment to working with the international community to combat violent extremism and terrorism in all their forms and manifestations, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whom so ever it is committed.