1. The 11th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit was held on 15 November 2020 via videoconference. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and attended by Heads of State/Government and High Representatives of ASEAN Member States, and H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.
2. We highlighted the vital importance of ASEAN-UN Comprehensive Partnership in our efforts in addressing global and regional concerns, pursuing shared goals and complementary initiatives, and promoting peace, prosperity, human rights and sustainable development for the benefit of people of ASEAN. We reaffirmed our unwavering commitment in upholding multilateralism and a rules-based international order, as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the UN this year, and as we aim to further enhance our longstanding partnership. In this regard, we welcomed the role of Indonesia and Viet Nam as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and noted the briefings made by Secretaries-General of ASEAN and the UN at the UNSC on “Cooperation between the UN and Regional and Subregional Organisations in Maintaining Peace and Security: The Role of ASEAN” at the UN Headquarters in New York in January 2020, which contributed towards strengthening relations between the United Nations with regional organisations in general and of ASEAN-UN relations at the international level, in particular.