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ASEAN-US commits to comprehensive strategic partnership by November 2022


Ensuring the ability to meet new challenges

The shared vision underscores the importance of adhering to the key principles, values ​​and common standards enshrined in the UN Charter, the ASEAN Charter and the Declaration on the Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality. Southeast Asia Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC), 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Treaty (SEANWFZ) and ASEAN Perspectives Paper on the Indo-Pacific Region (AOIP).

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The President of the United States took a group photo with the leaders of ASEAN countries

Yangjiang

At the same time, stressed the importance of creating a peaceful environment to further strengthen the existing cooperation and friendly relations between countries on the basis of equality, partnership, participation, cooperation, consultation and mutual respect. East Asia Summit (EAS) Declaration on the Principles of Reciprocity (Bali Principles).

The joint vision statement acknowledges that AOIP and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy share relevant underlying principles in promoting an open, inclusive, and rules-based regional architecture in which ASEAN plays a central role and partners share these goals.

Both sides work together to strengthen and build a more comprehensive ASEAN-U.S. dialogue relationship to further promote and maintain peace, security, stability, and prosperity in the region; ensure that the relationship (ASEAN-U.S.) is responsive to new challenges; appropriate cooperation in international and regional forums.

“Both sides further reaffirm our shared commitment to maintaining and promoting peace, security and stability in the region, as well as the peaceful settlement of disputes, including respect for full diplomatic and legal process, without the use or threat of use of force, in accordance with international law,” the shared vision said.

In addition, the two sides also announced that on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the ASEAN-US Dialogue Partnership in 2022, the two sides are committed to establishing a substantive and effective ASEAN-US comprehensive strategic partnership at the 10th ASEAN Conference. – US Summit in November 2022.

Both sides work together to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and build better health security and recovery. Therefore, both sides support ASEAN’s efforts in post-pandemic recovery and health security by strengthening national and regional health systems and capacities, such as through the Healthy Futures initiative. and commit to more comprehensive, stronger and sustainable global financial support for pandemic preparedness, preparedness and response, including support for current world efforts” target=”_blank ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>World Bank and World Health organize.

On strengthening economic connectivity and linkages: Both sides are committed to continuing to promote stronger, fairer, more inclusive and sustainable economic growth, including through the implementation of the Framework Agreement. The ASEAN-U.S. Trade and Investment and Works Program expands economic cooperation initiatives and through significant U.S. economic engagement in the region.

Work towards meeting the region’s infrastructure needs by promoting investment in high-quality, transparent, low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure projects to drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth, meet international labour standards and protect the environment accordingly .

Continue to work together to promote trade and investment, and foster greater resilience in global supply chains and uninterrupted regional connectivity.

Build the East China Sea into a Sea of ​​Peace and Prosperity

In terms of advancing maritime cooperation, the two sides pledged to promote cooperation in the maritime field through ASEAN-led mechanisms, and intend to establish new relationships to promote inter-agency cooperation and coordination. Relevant stakeholders on both sides, including maritime law enforcement agencies, work together to increase awareness of the maritime domain, search and rescue, maritime safety, and prevent illegal fishing. Legal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU).

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Premier Fan Mingqing attended the ASEAN-US Special Summit

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Both sides are determined to maintain peace, security and stability in the region and to ensure maritime safety and security, as well as the freedom of navigation and overflight and other legitimate uses of the seas under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, that maritime trade is lawful, unhindered and demilitarized and self-restraint activities.

The two sides recognize the benefits of building the East China Sea into a peaceful, stable and prosperous sea.

The declaration underlines the importance of the full and effective implementation of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC); on the need to maintain and facilitate an enabling environment for the negotiation of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the International law, including the Convention, to realize an effective and efficient COC as soon as possible.

In terms of peacekeeping and confidence-building, the two sides support ASEAN’s efforts to maintain a Southeast Asia free of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Reaffirmed their shared commitment to the goal of complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the establishment of permanent peace, and further called on North Korea to fully comply with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The United Nations, taking into account the international community’s diplomatic appeal to the community and maintaining peace and security in the region.

With regard to Ukraine, like all countries, the parties continue to reaffirm their commitment to respect sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity. Stresses the importance of an immediate end to hostilities and the creation of an environment conducive to a peaceful settlement.