We, Ministers responsible for Culture and Arts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (hereinafter referred to as ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, held our first meeting on 19 May 2016 on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit to mark the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-Russia dialogue partnership in Sochi, Russian Federation, and identified priority areas of ASEAN-Russia cooperation in the field of culture.

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