This Comprehensive Plan of Action is aimed at fostering and diversifying  mutually beneficial cooperation for the period of 2016-2020 between the Association f Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Russian Federation as set forth in the Sochi Declaration of the ASEAN-Russian Federation Commemorative Summit to Mark the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-Russian Federation Dialogue Relations “Moving Towards a Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit” adopted on 20 May 2016 in Sochi, the Russian Federation. This Comprehensive Plan of Action will work towards mutually beneficial objectives in the next five years (2016-2020), building upon the strong cooperation between ASEAN and the Russian Federation since 1996.

This Comprehensive Plan of Action lays out priorities and measures to be undertaken by both sides to further deepen and enhance their political-security, economic, socio-cultural and development cooperation as well as to realise the full potential of the ASEAN-Russia partnership in all areas of common interest, taking into account ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together and its Blueprints, as well as the results of the implementation of the Comprehensive Programme of Action to Promote Cooperation between ASEAN and Russia 2005-2015.

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