1. The 20th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit was held on 14 November 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Summit 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 the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The Secretary General of ASEAN and the Secretary General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat were also in attendance.

2. We noted with satisfaction the progress in APT cooperation over the past 20 years and discussed its future direction. To this effect, we issued the Manila Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of APT Cooperation. We reaffirmed our commitment to further strengthening and deepening the APT process which plays a key role in regional community building efforts with ASEAN as the driving force.

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