1. The Fifteenth ASEAN and China Transport Ministers Meeting (15th ATM+China) was held on 17 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Arthur P. Tugade, Secretary of Department of Transportation of Philippines and H.E. Mr. Dai Dongchang, Vice Minister of Transport of the People’s Republic of China. The Meeting was preceded by the Fifteenth ASEAN and China Senior Transport Officials Meeting (15th STOM+China) held on 16 November 2016.

2. The Ministers took note of the outcomes of 19th ASEAN-China Summit held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR particularly the Leaders’ collective commitment in further strengthening the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership. On China’s initiatives such as the “Belt and Road” and the 2+7 Cooperation Framework for further enhancing ASEAN-China relations, the Ministers noted that the Leaders looked forward to working closely with China to enhance cooperation on the basis of equality, mutual respect, benefit and consensus.

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