1. The Tenth ASEAN-China Summit chaired by H. E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines, was successfully convened on 14 January 2007. The Heads of State/Government of the ASEAN Member Countries held a productive meeting with His Excellency Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
  2. We reviewed the developments in ASEAN-China relations during the past year. We recalled the successful ASEAN-China Commemorative Summit held on 30 October 2006 in Nanning, Guangxi Province in China, to mark the 15th anniversary of ASEAN-China relations. We also recalled the Joint Statement we signed on that occasion, which set the direction of our relations for the next fifteen years. We instructed our Ministers and Senior Officials to take the necessary follow-up action to meet the targets set in the Joint Statement.
  3. We noted the significant achievements to realize the Plan of Action to Implement the Joint Declaration of the Heads of State/ Government of ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China on Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, particularly in the five new priority areas of cooperation identified at the 9th ASEAN-China Summit in Kuala Lumpur, namely energy, transport, culture, public health and tourism. We also acknowledged the continuing progress in the five original priority areas of cooperation, namely agriculture, information technology, two-way investment, human resources development and Mekong River Basin Development.
  4. We welcomed the five-point proposal of the People’s Republic of China of strengthening political mutual trust, bringing ASEAN-China economic relations and trade to a new level, carrying out cooperation in non-traditional security fields, actively supporting ASEAN community building and integration, and expanding social, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. These are envisaged to strengthen and enrich ASEAN-China strategic partnership and upgrade ASEAN-China relations.
  5. We reiterated our collective resolve to narrow the development gap among ASEAN Member Countries. The Leaders of ASEAN expressed appreciation for China’s support in the implementation of the Vientiane Action Programme (VAP). They thanked China for its contribution of US$ 1 million to the ASEAN Development Fund (ADF) and its pledge of US$ 1 million for Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) projects, as announced at the ASEAN-China Commemorative Summit.
  6. We reaffirmed the expansion of cooperation in the areas of trade in services, ICT and agriculture as shown by the signing today of the ASEAN-China Agreement on Trade in Services (TIS), the Plan of Action to Implement the Beijing Declaration on ASEAN-ICT Cooperative Partnership for Common Development, and the Memorandum of Understanding between the ASEAN Secretariat and the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China on Agricultural Cooperation.
  7. We welcomed the concrete steps taken by China to establish an ASEAN-China FTA. We appreciated its offer to host the first ASEAN-China ministerial consultation on quality inspection this year and its readiness to speed up discussions and sign an MOU on establishing the ASEAN-China Center for Promoting Trade, Investment and Tourism.
  8. The Leaders of ASEAN reaffirmed their appreciation for China’s continued support as a Development Partner in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).
  9. We commended the success of the Third ASEAN-China EXPO and the Third ASEAN-China Business and Investment Summit in Nanning on 31 October 2006, which facilitated contacts among the business sectors and promoted trade and investment between ASEAN and China.
  10. We agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation on energy security, such as development of biofuels.
  11. We reiterated the need to promote infrastructure development, particularly in transport, in order to enhance closer linkages and connectivity within the region and beyond. In this regard, the Leaders of ASEAN welcomed China’s idea on ASEAN-China joint development strategy for transport cooperation. They also expressed their hope that this strategy would support a coherent and integrated approach to infrastructure development linking Southeast Asia with East Asia.
  12. We reaffirmed the need to reinvigorate greater people-to-people ties between ASEAN and China, which allowed for greater understanding of each other’s cultures. We recalled last year’s agreement to examine ways to promote tourism through an open skies policy and other such measures, and tasked our Ministers and Senior Officials to study ways for implementing this agreement.
  13. In the spirit of this year’s theme of “One Caring and Sharing Community” for the 12th ASEAN Summit, we agreed to expedite the implementation of the proposals contained in the Joint Statement that was signed in Nanning. This includes the proposal to establish the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Conference, the ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Association and the ASEAN-China Young Civil Servants Exchange Program. We also agreed to immediately embark on closer cooperation in natural disaster preparedness and post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.
  14. We agreed to deepen our cooperation in combating Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
  15. We welcome efforts to explore concrete activities in the field of disaster management.
  16. We exchanged views on regional and international developments. The Leaders of ASEAN reiterated their support for China’s leadership in helping resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. We shared the view that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is essential in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
  17. We reaffirmed our determination to fully implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DoC) towards the eventual adoption of a regional code of conduct in the South China Sea, as decided in Nanning. We instructed our Senior Officials to finalize the Guidelines on the Implementation of the DOC and convene the ASEAN-China Joint Working Group (ACJWG) on the DoC at the earliest possible time.
  18. ASEAN Leaders commend China for its consistent support to ASEAN’s leading role in the regional integration process, including ASEAN+3 and East Asia Summit (EAS).
  19. We welcome China’s intention to accede to the Treaty of Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.
  20. We recalled last year’s agreement to consider establishing linkages between ASEAN and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in support of the global effort against terrorism.
  21. We look forward to the convening of the Second East Asia Summit (EAS) on 15 January 2007 in Cebu, Philippines.