1. The 20th ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Summit was held on 14 November 2018 in Singapore. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, and attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the ROK. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.

2. We welcomed the significant progress of ASEAN-ROK relations this year. ASEAN Leaders expressed appreciation for the ROK’s New Southern Policy and the formation of the Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy initiated by President Moon this year, which aimed to further strengthen and deepen ASEAN-ROK Strategic Partnership based on the three pillars of “People, Prosperity and Peace”.

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