Reaffirming the importance of close and cordial cooperation and partnership between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU), rooted in a shared commitment to foster rules-based approaches to promote security and prosperity for their citizens and to address global challenges effectively, advancing the interests of the peoples and citizens of ASEAN Member States and EU Member States, and in promoting global peace, progress and prosperity;

Looking forward to the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations in 2017, and recognizing that the relationship has contributed to strengthening the connectivity and links between the two regions as well as to promoting the interests of ASEAN and the EU in all dimensions;

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