Ha Noi, 29 October 2010

  1. The 13th ASEAN-China Summit, chaired by H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, was held on 29 October 2010 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States had a substantive meeting with H.E. Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
  2. The ASEAN Leaders commended China’s continuous strong economic growth and its resolve to achieve sustainable and comprehensive development in the coming years, and congratulated China on the great success of the 7th World Expo Shanghai and the successful conclusion of the 7th ASEAN-China Expo on 24 October 2010 in Nanning, China.
  3. China welcomed the progress in implementing the ASEAN Charter and the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community and was encouraged by ASEAN’s strong commitments to speed up effective implementation and strengthening and deepening of regional cooperation and integration.
  4. The ASEAN Leaders welcomed China’s recent appointment of its Ambassador to ASEAN and the opening of the ASEAN Affairs Office in the Chinese Embassy in October 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  5. We noted with satisfaction the achievements made within the framework of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations and highlighted in the Progress Report on the Implementation of the Plan of Action for the period of 2005-2010 to implement the Joint Declaration on the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity. In this connection, we adopted the new Plan of Action for the period of 2011-2015.
  6. Recognizing the importance of sustainable development for both ASEAN and China, we issued the ASEAN-China Leaders’ Joint Statement on Sustainable Development with a view to sustaining economic growth and promoting trade and investment linkages, social development, poverty reduction and environmental protection.
  7. We recognized the need to promote food and energy sufficiency as a key to achieve sustainable growth and agreed to enhance cooperation on research and development in related areas, including agricultural and green technologies to ensure food and energy security in the region.
  8. The ASEAN Leaders welcomed China’s constructive role at the G20 Summit and commended its support for efforts to enhance macroeconomic coordination, promote growth and jobs, resist protectionism, and reform of the international financial system and institutions. We reiterated our firm commitment to work closely towards strong, sustainable and balanced growth and agreed to strengthen our coordination and cooperation on G20-related matters, including supporting the continued participation of the ASEAN Chair at the G-20 Summits on a regular basis.
  9. The ASEAN Leaders highly appreciated China’s firm and consistent support for ASEAN integration and Community building process and ASEAN’s role as the driving force in an evolving regional architecture. In this regard, we encouraged China to continue to actively support the Initiative for ASEAN Integration Work Plan II (2009-2015).
  10. We took note of the increasingly important position of China in ASEAN’s trade and investment, and vice versa. In 2009, China emerged to be ASEAN’s largest trading partner accounting for 11.6 percent of ASEAN’s total trade while ASEAN rose to be China’s 4th largest trading partner accounting for 9.7 percent of China’s total trade. Though affected by the global crisis, ASEAN remained an attractive foreign investment destination for Chinese investors considering that the FDI flow from China to ASEAN increased by 8.6 percent, according to Chinese statistics, compared to a decline of 37 percent of the global downturn.
  11. We noted with satisfaction the realization of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) on 1 January 2010 and other on-scheduled implementation of the FTA’s commitments. We welcomed the signing of the Second Protocol to Amend the ASEAN-China Trade in Goods Agreement during the summit and the launch of the ASEAN-China FTA Business Portal in January 2010. We tasked the ASEAN-MOFCOM Economic Ministers to further expedite their works in accelerating a higher utilization for ACFTA’s concession with a view to achieving full advantage of the ACFTA.
  12. We welcomed the signing of the Framework Agreement between China Development Bank Corporation and Representative Banks of ASEAN to Establish a China-ASEAN Inter-Bank Association.
  13. China welcomed the adoption of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity at the 17th ASEAN Summit in Ha Noi. The ASEAN Leaders appreciated China’s active role and enhanced cooperation with ASEAN in such priority areas as infrastructure development, transport, energy and resources, information and communication technology, trade and investment facilitation, and other fields, and looked forward to China’s active cooperation in the implementation of the adopted Master Plan. In this connection, the ASEAN Leaders appreciated China’s contribution to the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link (SKRL) and encouraged China to continue lending its support to SKRL construction. Besides, China also welcomed ASEAN’s proposal to arrange for a familiarization road trip of ASEAN Foreign Ministers on Connectivity along the North-South Economic Corridor on Route No.3A (R3A) from northern Thailand to Lao PDR and onward to southern China in early 2011, which is part of joint activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations and will enhance connectivity between ASEAN and China.
  14. The ASEAN Leaders looked forward to the further implementation of the initiatives put forth by the Chinese Premier at the 12th ASEAN-China Summit in 2009 in Thailand including the setting up of a US$ 15 billion credit facility and a US$ 10 billion China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund and with a focus on areas of priority such as infrastructure and connectivity, particularly transport infrastructure and projects relevant to people’s livelihood, thereby helping realize the ASEAN Community by 2015, narrow down the development gap in the region, and enhance connectivity within ASEAN and between ASEAN and China.
  15. We noted the progress made in GMS Framework and agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields in Mekong sub-regional frameworks, the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and others, for the sake of sustainable development and enhanced prosperity in sub-regional areas. We looked forward to the conclusion of the feasibility study of the Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Cooperation.
  16. We reaffirmed the commitment to implementing the 2009-2015 China-ASEAN Strategy on Environmental Protection Cooperation and jointly developing the ASEAN-China Environmental Protection Action Plan at an appropriate time. We agreed to explore the way of further enhancing exchanges of information and experiences, and strengthen cooperation within the framework of Mekong River Commission on the sustainable usage and management of water resources in the Lancang-Mekong River.
  17. We reaffirmed our commitment to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and work towards the eventual adoption, on the basis of consensus, of a code of conduct in the South China Sea, to further contribute to peace, stability and cooperation in the region. We welcomed the progress made in this regard, including the convening of the 4th Meeting of the ASEAN-China Joint Working Group on the Implementation of the DOC, and stressed the importance of close consultation and coordination between the ASEAN Member States and China in the implementation of the DOC, including the re-convening of the ASEAN-China SOM on the DOC.
  18. We recalled the signing of the MOU on the establishment of the ASEAN-China Centre last October and stressed the need for ASEAN to work closely with China for the early operation of the Centre in 2011. We expressed our confidence that the Centre will contribute to the expansion of trade and investment as well as the increase of SME business, tourism, and people and cultural exchanges between ASEAN and China. In this connection, we launched the website of the ASEAN-China Centre on the sidelines of the 13th ASEAN-China Summit in Ha Noi.
  19. The ASEAN Leaders appreciated China’s initiative to hold China-ASEAN Education Minister Roundtable Conference. We welcomed the implementation of the Double 100,000 Students Mobility Program, which aims to expand the number of exchange students from ASEAN countries to China to 100,000 by 2020, and vice versa.
  20. The ASEAN Leaders also appreciated the proposals by China in the following areas:- To realize two-way trade volume of USD 500 billion and new direct investment from China to USD 10 billion by 2015;

    - To realize two-way tourist arrivals to 15 million by 2015;
    - To offer 10,000 government scholarships to ASEAN countries, and invite 10,000 young teachers, students and scholars from ASEAN countries within the next 10 years;
    - To set up 20 trans-boundary animal epidemic monitoring systems, 3 agricultural technique demonstration centers and 20 trial stations and demonstration bases of improved crop varieties in ASEAN countries by 2015.
    - To formulate: (a) ASEAN-China Action Plan on Environmental Protection Cooperation, and initiate the ASEAN-China Green Envoy Programme to highlight the theme of environmental protection and sustainable development; (b) ASEAN-China Disaster Reduction and Relief Agreement.

  21. 21. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations, we agreed to designate the year 2011 as the Year of Exchange and Friendship between ASEAN and China, and noted that meaningful commemorative activities will be undertaken throughout 2011.

    Source: http://asean2010.vn/asean_en/news/48/2DA9EE/Chairmans-Statement-of-the-13th-ASEAN-China-Summit