1. We, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States, gathered for the 37th ASEAN Summit on 12 November 2020 under the Chairmanship of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

2. We welcomed ASEAN’s commendable efforts in achieving a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN, the theme of ASEAN for 2020. We were encouraged by progress made in the realization of ASEAN’s priorities in 2020, including through the implementation of the “ASEAN Leader’s Vision Statement on a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN: Rising above Challenges and Sustaining Growth”. We acknowledged ASEAN’s unity and solidarity were strengthened, ASEAN Centrality was consolidated, ASEAN’s active contribution to regional peace and stability was duly recognized. We also acknowledged the steady progress in ASEAN’s economic integration and regional connectivity with the enhanced capacity of ASEAN to adapt to the changing regional and global dynamics. We commended active efforts to promote ASEAN awareness, identity and visibility. We were gratified by the achievements of ASEAN in contributing to the global cause for peace, stability and sustainable development. We welcomed and encouraged ASEAN’s continued efforts in enhancing its institutional capacity and effectiveness to better respond to changing circumstances.

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