1. The 17th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN and the Peoples’ Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 26 July 2016. The Meeting was chaired by His Excellency Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR.

2. The Ministers welcomed the substantive progress and achievements in ASEAN Plus Three cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen and deepen the cooperation under the ASEAN Plus Three framework to serve as a main vehicle toward the shared vision of long term goal of building an East Asian Economic community, with ASEAN as the driving force.

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