1.The ASEAN Foreign Ministers have met at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America, on 27 September 2012.

2.The Foreign Ministers discussed various UN-related issues of common concern, in line with the common objective to enhance ASEAN’s role and contribution to global issues. They also had their informal meeting with The Honorable Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, to discuss issues of common concern.

3.The Foreign Ministers look forward to their forthcoming meeting with the President of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General on 28 September 2012.

4.They also deliberated follow-up measures of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Phnom Penh, in July 2012, and the ASEAN Summit and related Summits in November of this year.

5.They exchanged views on the recent regional and international developments, particularly on the developments in Southeast and East Asia region.

6.In this context, they reaffirmed their commitment to advance the ASEAN’s Six-Point Principles on the South China Sea. With regard to the recent developments on the East Asia region, the Foreign Ministers underlined the importance of the East Asia Summit (EAS) Principles for Mutually Beneficial Relations (Bali Principles) to all EAS participants in the common endeavors to maintaining peace and stability in the East Asia region.

7.The ASEAN Foreign Ministers encouraged all countries in the region to resolve differences and disputes through peaceful means in line with the said Principles and international law.