The 24th ASEAN-ROK Summit reaffirms commitment on cooperation

Secretary-General of ASEAN Dr Kao Kim Hourn attended the 24th ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Summit held in Jakarta today. The meeting reviewed ASEAN-ROK cooperation and reaffirmed the commitment of both sides to further strengthen the partnership and cooperation with consideration to the 35th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations in 2024. The Leaders adopted a Joint Statement on Cooperation on the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) to reinforce ASEAN-ROK cooperation in the four areas under the AOIP. The Leaders also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest and concern.

Secretary-General of ASEAN Dr Kao Kim Hourn attended the 26th ASEAN-Japan Summit held in Jakarta earlier today. The meeting adopted the Joint Statement on the Establishment of the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Strategic Partnership which reaffirms both sides’ commitment to further strengthen relations based on mutual trust, respect, benefit, and equal partnership. Both sides looked forward to the convening and substantive deliverables of the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit to be held in Tokyo in December of this year.

By Nadeem Faisal Baiga