ASEAN-ROK_Joint_Statement-FINAL-15_Des_2014.doc - FINAL 15 December 2014 Joint Statement of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit on the 25th Anniversary

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FINAL - 15 December 2014 Joint Statement of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit on the 25 th Anniversary of the ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations: Our Future Vision of ASEAN-ROK Strategic Partnership “Building Trust, Bringing Happiness” WE, the Heads of States/Government of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea, gathered on 12 December 2014 in Busan, ROK, to commemorate the 25 th Anniversary of ASEAN- ROK Dialogue Relations, under the theme ”Building Trust, Bringing Happiness”. RECALLING with satisfaction that ASEAN-ROK relations have deepened and broadened over the past 25 years since the establishment of dialogue relations in 1989; ACKNOWLEDGING the achievements made in implementing the 2004 Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation Partnership between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Republic of Korea and the 2010 Joint Declaration on ASEAN- ROK Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity and its Plan of Action 2011- 2015; ACKNOWLEDGING the commitment of ROK to support ASEAN‘s Community building efforts and to contribute to ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision, as well as the Bali Declaration on ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations (Bali Concord III); RECOGNISING ASEAN’s centrality and its leadership role as the primary driving force in the evolving regional architecture, which allow for a stable and peaceful regional environment that is essential to the pursuit of sustainable development; ADHERING to the fundamental norms, principles and common values as enshrined in the ASEAN Charter and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC); NOTING with satisfaction that ASEAN and the ROK have developed mutually beneficial cooperative relations on the basis of mutual trust and respect for the past twenty five years. The ASEAN-ROK cooperation has expanded and deepened in a wide range of fields, including political, security, economic, functional and socio- cultural cooperation, in the pursuit of shared peace and prosperity and progress. NOTING that since joining the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in 1994 and acceding to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in 2004, the ROK has strengthened its political and security relations with ASEAN, which have contributed to regional peace and stability. We welcome the progress in further strengthening political and security dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and the ROK, in accordance with the Plan of Action 2011-2015, including discussion on security related issues held at the 18 th ASEAN-ROK Dialogue in Busan in June 2014. We further note that ASEAN and the ROK have strengthened cooperation to address major global and trans-boundary challenges, such as international terrorism, climate 1
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FINAL - 15 December 2014 change and environment, including by concluding the ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation Agreement in 2011 and its recent extension, and disaster management, within the framework of ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations as well as in the ASEAN
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