1. The 19th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit was held on 13 November 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Summmit was chaired by H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK). The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.

2. ASEAN Leaders appreciated the ROK’s commitment to further strengthening ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations as demonstrated by the sending of a Special Envoy to ASEAN immediately following the assumption of office by President Moon Jae-in in May 2017. In this regard, ASEAN Leaders welcomed the ROK’s new initiative for the stronger ASEAN-ROK partnership.

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