1. We, the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of ASEAN, convened the 5th Joint Meeting of the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 5 April 2019 under the co-chairmanship of Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Thailand, and Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand.
  1. We reiterate our commitment to the pursuit of an integrated ASEAN to support economic growth and strengthen financial stability in the region amidst heightened uncertainties arising from trade tensions and policy adjustments of advanced economies. We welcome Thailand’s theme of Advancing Partnership for Sustainability and its goal of achieving this through inclusive and sustainable growth. We also underscore the importance of the Chair’s proposed initiatives to enhance connectivity, sustainability and resilience as key pillars of strengthening financial cooperation this year.

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