JAKARTA, 23 March 2016 – ASEAN Member States strongly condemn the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Kingdom of Belgium on 22 March 2016, which caused numerous deaths and injuries, and damaged properties.

ASEAN expresses its deep sympathies and condolences to the  Government and people of the Kingdom of Belgium and to the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks.

ASEAN fully supports the efforts of the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium in returning the situation to normalcy as soon as possible and  bringing the perpetrators to justice.

ASEAN reaffirms its strong commitment to working closely with the international community in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever it is committed.