RECALLING the launch of the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership as a comprehensive, action-oriented, and forward-looking initiative, comprising political and security cooperation, economic cooperation, and social and development cooperation, which was accepted at the ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference Session with the United States of America on 28 July 2005 in Vientiane;

FURTHER RECALLING the simultaneous announcement of the Joint Vision Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership on 17 November 2005 in the capitals of ASEAN Member Countries and of the United States of America, which called on the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the U.S. Secretary of State, with the assistance of the Senior Officials, to develop a Plan of Action to implement the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership;

WELCOMING the constructive result of discussions on the draft Plan of Action in the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations framework, most recently during the 6th ASEAN-U.S. Informal Coordinating Mechanism (ICM) Meeting on 3-4 March 2006 and the 19th ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Meeting on 23 May 2006;

ASEAN Member Countries and the United States of America hereby accept the Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership, as attached, to bring forward cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

DONE at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this Twenty-Seventh Day of July in the Year Two Thousand and Six, in two original copies in the English Language.

 

 For Brunei Darussalam:
LIM JOCK SENG
Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

For the United States of America:
CONDOLEEZZA RICE
Secretary of State

For the Kingdom of Cambodia:
HOR NAMHONG
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

For the Republic of Indonesia:
DR. N. HASSAN WIRAJUDA
Minister for Foreign Affairs

For the Lao People’s Democratic Republic:
DR. THONGLOUN SISOULITH
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

For Malaysia:
DATO’ SERI SYED HAMID ALBAR
Minister of Foreign Affairs

For the Union of Myanmar:
NYAN WIN
Minister for Foreign Affairs

For the Republic of the Philippines:
ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Secretary of Foreign Affairs

For the Republic of Singapore:
GEORGE YONG-BOON YEO
Minister for Foreign Affairs

 For the Kingdom of Thailand:
DR. KANTATHI SUPHAMONGKHON
Minister of Foreign Affairs

For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam:
PHAM GIA KHIEM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs