WE, the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and the United States of America on the occasion of the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 8 September 2016,

UNDERLINING EAS participating countries’ adherence to a rules-based regional and international order that upholds rights and privileges of all states;

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