1. The ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) + 1 Sessions with ASEAN’s Dialogue Partners, namely Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5 August 2015.

2. The PMC sessions serve as a platform for ASEAN and the Dialogue Partners to review and take stock of the progress in the respective dialogue relations, including progress in implementing the respective Plans of Action (PoA). The Ministers welcomed the strong cooperation between ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners and reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the existing relationship.

3. The Ministers also took the opportunity to exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern. Recognising the long-standing relationship between ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners, the Ministers reaffirmed their strong commitment to work closely together to promote peace, security, stability and prosperity in the region and explore ways to further enhance and deepen cooperation in addressing various regional and global challenges of mutual concern, such as climate change, environmental sustainability, natural disasters and disaster preparedness, pandemic diseases, and transnational crimes including irregular movement of persons.

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