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Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN Member States on the Maintenance of Peace, Security, and Stability in the Region
July 26th, 2016 | 07:47 AM | 32666 views
We, the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN Member States, reiterate ASEAN’s shared commitments to:
1. Ensure that Southeast Asia and its surroundings remain a peaceful, stable and secure region;
2. Promote mutually beneficial relations to maintain peace, security and stability, and prosperity with nations in the region and the global community of nations;
3. Continue upholding the Charter of United Nations, ASEAN Charter, and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia; as well as purposes and principles contained in the Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality Declaration and the Declaration of the East Asia Summit on the Principles for Mutually Beneficial Relations; which shall serve as the basic norms governing friendly relations and cooperation among states;
4. Reaffirm ASEAN’s common position in the Joint Communiqué of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting;
5. Exercise self-restraint and refrain from activities that might raise tension in the region; and 6. enhance our unity, solidarity and centrality and call on other states to respect ASEAN’s norms and principles.
by Romeo Arca Jr.
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