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 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, at the 19th ASEAN China Summit to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations;

Recalling with satisfaction the growth of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations over the past 25 years and our wide-ranging cooperation;

Recognising that ASEAN-China ties are among the most substantial and dynamic, bring mutual benefits, and contribute to regional peace, stability and prosperity;

Reaffirming the importance of China’s support for ASEAN integration as well as ASEAN’s efforts in realising ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, including through narrowing the development gap and enhancing ASEAN Connectivity, as well as maintaining ASEAN Centrality in the evolving regional architecture;

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