1. We, the Heads of State/Government of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Participating Countries (Member States of ASEAN, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand) reviewed the progress of negotiations for the RCEP.

2. We recall our Joint Declaration on the Launch of Negotiations for the RCEP and the Guiding Principles and Objectives for Negotiating the RCEP, which lay the foundation for and the spirit in the conduct of the RCEP negotiations since its commencement in May 2013.

Download the full Statement Here.