The 19th ASEAN-Japan 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. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.

2. We were pleased to note the steady progress achieved in the dialogue relations between ASEAN and Japan over the past forty-three years and reaffirmed the importance of the ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership, which contributed to regional peace, stability and prosperity. We underscored that strong Japan-Mekong cooperation will enhance ASEAN-Japan relationship by bringing growth to the region as a whole.

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