1. The First ASEAN-Russian Federation Summit was held successfully on 13 December 2005. The Meeting was chaired by the Honourable Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia. The ASEAN Leaders and the President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir Putin held a productive meeting.
  2. We concluded the Joint Declaration of the Heads of State/Government of the Member Countries of ASEAN and the Russian Federation on Progressive and Comprehensive Partnership, which will pave the way for the enhancement of the ASEAN-Russian Federation dialogue relations in a multi-dimensional manner. We also welcomed the signing of the ASEAN-Russian Federation Economic and Development Cooperation Agreement by our Foreign Ministers on 10 December 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, which will further strengthen our economic relations and development cooperation in mutually beneficial areas. In order to implement the Joint Declaration and the Agreement in a purposeful and focused manner, we adopted a Comprehensive Programme of Action, and tasked our Ministers to oversee its implementation in an early and concrete manner.
  3. We exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern and on strengthening the ASEAN-Russian Federation dialogue relations in a substantive way covering the political and security, economic, and social and cultural areas as well cooperation in regional and international fora.
  4. We acknowledged the importance of the business community in promoting ASEAN-Russian economic relations. In this regard, we welcome the proposal to publish a handbook containing information that could be useful for the business communities of both sides.
  5. We acknowledged the dynamic developments in the Asia Pacific region and the world, and that ASEAN and the Russian Federation shared common approaches in addressing many of the regional and international issues. We agreed to enhance exchange of views through high-level interaction and dialogue between us as well as using the ASEAN-Russia dialogue relations framework.
  6. We welcomed the accession of the Russian Federation to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia in November 2004 in Vientiane which will serve as the code of conduct for regional states in maintaining peace and stability. We resolved to work closely in the ASEAN Regional Forum to ensure the forum remains a key regional security institution in Asia-Pacific with ASEAN in the driver’s seat. We agreed that ASEAN and the Russian Federation will strengthen their cooperation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). We also supported the promotion of cooperation between the Secretariats of ASEAN and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to bring the two regional organisations closer.
  7. We strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and considered it as one of the most serious challenges facing the world and recognised that the root causes of terrorism must be taken into account in addressing this scourge. We reaffirmed our commitment to implement the ASEAN-Russian Federation Joint Declaration to Combat International Terrorism, which was signed by our Foreign Ministers in July 2004 in Jakarta. We also agreed to consider establishing linkages between ASEAN and the SCO and other international organisation in the global effort against terrorism.
  8. We discussed the strengthening of ASEAN-Russian Federation cooperation in combating transnational crimes, including drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, sea piracy, arms smuggling, money laundering, international economic crime and cyber crime
  9. We also called for strengthening of cooperation in mutually beneficial fields such as industry and power engineering, infectious diseases, education, tourism, agriculture, transportation, energy, science and technology, including information and communication technologies, disaster management and emergency response, human resources development and people-to-people interaction.
  10. On energy security, we called for intensification of cooperation and recognised need to undertake collective initiatives to ensure stable energy supplies through large scale development of alternative and renewable energy sources, intensifying oil and gas exploration and the promotion of energy conservation and energy efficiency.
  11. The Russian Federation Leader welcomed the proposal of ASEAN for Russia to allow more ASEAN students to study in Russian universities and to establish ASEAN centres in Russian universities. In promoting tourism and other forms of people-to-people interaction, the ASEAN Leaders noted the proposal of Russia to consider visa-free arrangements.
  12. We agreed to task our Ministers and senior officials to study possible ways to mark the 10th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia dialogue relations in 2006.
  13. The ASEAN Leaders urged the Russian Federation to support ASEAN’s integration, including bridging the development gap in the region through the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) and Vientiane Action Programme (VAP).
  14. We supported the early accession of Lao PDR, the Russian Federation and Viet Nam to the WTO.
  15. ASEAN Leaders acknowledged the strategic importance and deep involvement of the Russian Federation in the Asia-Pacific region and welcomed the attendance of the Russian President at the First East Asia Summit on 14 December 2005 in Kuala Lumpur as the Guest of the Government of Malaysia. The Leader of the Russian Federation affirmed ASEAN’s role as the driving force of regional integration and community building processes.
  16. The Meeting noted the suggestion that the ASEAN-Russian Federation Summit be held annually and agreed that this be considered.