The 19th ASEAN-China Summit to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations was held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao DPR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. The Secretary- General of ASEAN was also in attendance.

2. We acknowledged that ASEAN-China relations are among the most substantial and dynamic, bringing mutual benefit and contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region. In this context, the ASEAN Leaders appreciated China’s commitment to support ASEAN Community-building toward the realization of the visions and goals set forth in the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 as well as China’s continued support for ASEAN Centrality in the evolving regional architecture through ASEAN-led processes, namely the ASEAN Plus Three, the East Asia Summit, the ASEAN Regional Forum, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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