Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Sunday, 18 November 2012: The ASEAN Heads of State/Government and the Secretary-General of ASEAN gathered at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the 21st ASEAN Summit. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Chairman of the 21st ASEAN Summit, presided over the Plenary Session.
The Plenary Session of the 21st ASEAN Summit opened at 9:00 am with the different topics and issues. The ASEAN Heads of State/Government discussed the Progress of the Implementation of the ASEAN Charter and Roadmap for an ASEAN Community, Follow-up to the 20th ASEAN Summit, the Progress Report on the Implementation of Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, signed Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, Exchange of View on Regional and International Issues, and issued Leaders’ Statement on the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC).
ASEAN Leaders agreed to sign, adopt and note the following documents as the outcome documents:
- Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration;
- ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD);
- ASEAN Leaders’ Joint Statement on the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC);
- Concept Paper on the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC)
ASEAN Heads of State/Government appointed H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh, candidate from the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, as the upcoming Secretary-General of ASEAN based on alphabetical rotation for 5 year term, January 2013 – December 2018.
The Leaders adopted the following documents: the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) and ASEAN Leaders’ Statement on the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC).
(Source: General Department of ASEAN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)