1. WE, the Heads of State and Government of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the 28th Summit in Vientiane, Lao PDR, on 6-8 September 2016, reviewing comprehensively the progress achieved since the adoption of the 2011 ASEAN Declaration of Commitment: Getting to Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths, and envisioning a future where, working together, we can end the AIDS epidemic in ASEAN by 2030;
2. REAFFIRMING previous ASEAN Declarations on HIV and AIDS, ‘ASEAN Declaration of Commitment: Getting to Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS-related Deaths’ (Bali, Indonesia, 2011), ‘ASEAN Commitments on HIV and AIDS’ (Cebu, Philippines, 2007), ‘Seventh ASEAN Summit Declaration on HIV and AIDS’ (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam 2001), each of which called for, in the ASEAN response to HIV and AIDS, political will and leadership, and meaningful partnerships with relevant stakeholders, and in particular with the key affected populations;
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