We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan, gathered in Singapore, on 14 November 2018 at the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation;

Noting with satisfaction the excellent development of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation over the past 45 years, based on the “heart-to-heart” relationship of mutual trust and “equal partnership”;

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