We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the 37th ASEAN Summit:

REAFFIRMING our commitment to the purposes and principles enshrined in the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok, 1967), the Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality Declaration (Kuala Lumpur, 1971), the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (Bali, 1976), the Declaration of ASEAN Concord (Bali, 1976), the Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok, 1995), the ASEAN Vision 2020 (Kuala Lumpur, 1997), the Declaration of ASEAN Concord II (Bali, 2003), the ASEAN Charter (Singapore, 2007), the Bali Declaration on ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations (Bali, 2011) and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) (Bangkok, 2019) that emphasized, among others, the shared commitment of ASEAN to promote lasting peace, security and stability, sustainable development and inclusive economic growth, as well as shared prosperity and social progress in the region;

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