The 18th ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Summit was held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and H.E. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK). The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.

2. The ROK welcomed the progress made in ASEAN Community-building following the establishment of the ASEAN Community in 2015. The ASEAN Leaders welcomed the ROK’s commitment to contribute towards the realization of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. The ASEAN Leaders appreciated the ROK’s continued support for ASEAN’s Unity and Centrality in the evolving regional architecture through ASEAN-led processes, in particular the ASEAN Plus Three, the East Asia Summit, the ASEAN Regional Forum, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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