1. The Nineteenth Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers (19th M-ATM) was held on 21 January 2016 in Manila, the Philippines, in conjunction with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 (ATF). H.E. Mr. Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr., Secretary of Tourism of Philippines, chaired the Meeting and H.E. Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) of Singapore was the Vice-Chairperson. The 19th M-ATM Meeting was preceded by the Forty-Third Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and meetings with dialogue partners.

2. The Ministers expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people Indonesia, concerning the recent terrorist attack in Jakarta on 14 January 2016. The Ministers also jointly expressed their appreciation for Indonesia rapid response to this attack so that it will not impact the tourism activities and promotion in Jakarta and the rest of the country.

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