1. Economic Ministers from the ten ASEAN Member States and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan (“the Ministers”) met on 9 September 2017, in Pasay City, Philippines, for the Twenty-third AEM-METI Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by H.E. Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, and H.E. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

2. The Minister of Japan congratulated ASEAN Ministers on the 50th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN, which marked a historic milestone in ASEAN’s regional integration. The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen economic cooperation towards shared prosperity and inclusive growth.

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