WE, the Heads of State /Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the occasion of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand;

GUIDED by the ASEAN Charter to promote an ASEAN identity through the fostering of greater awareness of the diverse culture and heritage of the region, and the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 to realise a dynamic and harmonious community that is aware and proud of its identity, culture, and heritage, and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 on working towards an Open and Adaptive ASEAN;

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