The ASEAN Member States extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Thailand and to the families of the victims of the bombing incident at the Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok on the evening of 17 August, which resulted in the loss of lives and injuries.

ASEAN strongly condemns the bombing as it had in the past condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever it is committed.

ASEAN renews its commitment to work with the international community to further intensify its cooperation to combat all forms of terrorism.

ASEAN expresses solidarity with the Government and people of the Kingdom of Thailand and supports the efforts to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice.

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