1. We, the ASEAN Ministers overseeing the responsibilities of countering transnational crime, gathered in Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia, on 17 November 2009, to consolidate and further strengthen regional cooperation in combating transnational crime. The Meeting was preceded by a Preparatory ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime for the 7th AMMTC held on 16 November 2009.
  2. We noted with satisfaction the progress and achievements attained under the purview of responsible sectoral bodies, and recommended the synergy in executing their respective action plans.
  3. We lauded ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters (ASOD) for their efforts in finalising the ASEAN Work Plan on Combating Illicit Drug Production, Trafficking, and Use (2009-2015) and adopted the Work Plan which would reinforce ASEAN’s concerted efforts in realising a of Drug-Free ASEAN by 2015.
  4. With great appreciation to the work of SOMTC Working Group on Counter Terrorism, we unanimously endorsed the ASEAN Comprehensive Plan of Action on Counter Terrorism and called for the expeditious ratification of ASEAN Convention on Counter Terrorism by the remaining ASEAN Member States.
  5. We held a Retreat to candidly exchange views, and agreed to work towards the possible utilisation of newly established ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation Fund for the “Study on the Effective Implementation of ASEAN Plus Three Work Plan to Combat Transnational Crime”.
  6. We tasked SOMTC + China Consultation to explore the most viable way in strategising the implementation of the new ASEAN-China Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Non-traditional Security Issues. We also tasked ASEAN SOMTC to work with China to undertake a mid-term review on the progress of implementation.
  7. We tasked SOMTC Lead Shepherds to finalise respective components of the SOMTC Work Programme and to convene a coordination meeting before the next SOMTC Meeting.
  8. We unanimously welcomed the signing of revised ASEAN-China Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Field of Non-traditional Security Issues and look forward to the first ASEAN Plus China Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (1st AMMTC + China) to be convened on 18 November 2009.
  9. We were encouraged by the report of the Chairman of the 29th ASEAN Chiefs of National Police (ASEANAPOL), especially on the establishment of the ASEANAPOL Secretariat in January 2010. We recommended harmonious co-existence, synergy and consultations among existing regional sectoral bodies responsible for transnational crime, which would supplement the progressive measures in building ASEAN Political and Security Community by 2015.
  10. We welcomed the kind offer of the Republic of Indonesia to host the 8th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime on 11 November 2011 in Bali.
  11. We expressed our profound gratitude to Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia for graciously granting an audience to the Ministers and Senior Officials and for his invaluable advice in advancing regional cooperation in combating transnational crime.
  12. We sincerely thanked the Royal Government and the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia for their warm and generous hospitality accorded to us and our respective delegations and excellent arrangements made for the Meeting.