We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People’s Republic of China, gathered on the 19th ASEAN-China Summit and the Commemorative Summit of the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations in Vientiane, Lao PDR:

REITERATING the importance of strong economic relations between ASEAN and China towards achieving greater regional economic integration as stated in the Chairman’s Statement of the 18th ASEAN-China Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 November 2015.

ACKNOWLEDGING the rapid, comprehensive, and significant progress achieved in ASEAN-China economic relations, and ASEAN Member States and China have become important partners for economic cooperation, laying a solid foundation for promoting cooperation on production capacity;

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