NEW YORK, 22 September 2016 - ASEAN and the United Nations today reaffirmed commitment to strengthen their comprehensive partnership by effectively implementing the new five-year Plan of Action (2016-2020) between ASEAN and the UN, including the realisation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This commitment was made at the ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, and was attended by the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Ban Ki-moon, the President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN, Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, and senior officials of ASEAN and the United Nations.

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