1. The 9th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit was held on 13 November 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Summit was chaired by the Philippines and was attended by Heads of State/Government and Representatives of Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.

2. ASEAN Leaders recognised the instrumental role of the UN in ensuring multilateral approaches and solutions to global challenges in close collaboration with regional organisations, including ASEAN. We were pleased to note the ongoing engagements between ASEAN and the UN in areas of mutual interests. The UN Secretary-General congratulated ASEAN Leaders on the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and expressed his strong appreciation of the significant role of the regional grouping in the maintenance of peace and the promotion of prosperity in the region and beyond. Noting the increasing importance of the UN’s cooperation with regional organisations, the Secretary-General also called for a ‘quantum leap’ in the UN’s partnership with ASEAN.

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