1. The Commemorative Summit to Mark the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-United States of America was held on 13 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 ASEAN Member States and H.E. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America. The SecretaryGeneral of ASEAN was also in attendance.
2. We recognised that the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations this year was an important opportunity to take steps and implement new initiatives to further strengthen the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations. We reaffirmed the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership which was established in 2015, and the principles of the Sunnylands Declaration of 2016, and reaffirmed our continuous support for ASEAN Centrality in the evolving regional architecture.
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