Statement by ASEAN and US Leaders on the Establishment of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between ASEAN and the United States

Statement by ASEAN and US Leaders on the Establishment of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between ASEAN and the United States

1 we, The member states of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and america of America (USA) have gathered on the event of the tenth ASEAN-US (US) Summit and to have fun the forty fifth Anniversary of the ASEAN-US Dialogue. Relations in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia, on November 12, 2022;

2 Appreciation U.S. assist for the centrality of ASEAN to the evolving regional structure and its continued contribution to regional peace, stability, safety, and prosperity, and to ASEAN integration and the ASEAN neighborhood constructing course of;

3 Reconfirm The significance of adhering to the core rules, values ​​and customary requirements enshrined within the Constitution of the United Nations, the Constitution of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations, the Declaration of the Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality (ZOPFAN), the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), the 1982 United Nations Conference on the Regulation of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Treaty on the Institution of a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in Southeast Asia (SEANWFZ), the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP);

4 Notice that each the AOIP and the US Indo-Pacific Technique share related core rules of selling an open, inclusive and rules-based regional structure, wherein ASEAN is central, together with companions who share these targets;

5 welcome The numerous development of our political, safety, financial, social and cultural cooperation because the launch of the Dialogue Partnership in Manila in 1977;

6 spotlight that as strategic companions, ASEAN and america have strengthened our dialogue by means of annual leaders’ conferences (since 2009); Annual Leaders Summits (since 2013); Upgrading ASEAN-US Dialogue Relations to a Strategic Partnership (2015); Particular ASEAN Leaders Summit – US (Sonelands Summit) – The primary stand-alone ASEAN-US Summit within the US (2016); Develop ASEAN-US engagement and cooperation, together with by means of present and proposed ministerial-level conferences on local weather, setting, power, well being, transportation, gender equality and ladies’s empowerment – ​​constructing on our longstanding engagement on the ministerial degree in protection (2010), and economics (2002); the Particular ASEAN-US Summit (2022) to have fun 45 years of the Dialogue Partnership – the place US President Joseph R. Biden Jr. welcomed for the primary time ASEAN leaders in Washington, DC;

7 Reconfirm Goals and rules contained within the Shared Imaginative and prescient Assertion of the Particular Summit between ASEAN and america, adopted by the leaders of ASEAN and america in Washington, D.C. on Could 12, 2022;

8 encouragement that the Motion Plan for the Implementation of the ASEAN-US Strategic Partnership (2021-2025) units out our shared commitments beneath the ASEAN political, safety, financial, social and cultural pillars, and its priorities for cooperation, together with commerce and funding; maritime cooperation; environmental safety and local weather change; digital growth and cyber safety; power transition good cities; Public Well being; good governance and human rights; human capital growth; Relationships between folks. transnational crime and counter-terrorism; Supporting micro, small and medium enterprises; combating unlawful, unreported and unregulated fishing; Assist the ASEAN Integration Initiative (IAI) and slender the event hole; attaining the UN Sustainable Improvement Objectives;

9 Acknowledgments That is the ninth ASEAN-US Summit, President Biden introduced US intent to supply as much as $102 million in new initiatives to broaden the ASEAN-US Strategic Partnership, and on the 2022 ASEAN-US Particular Summit in Washington, DC, President Biden introduced $150 million American. In ASEAN packages raised with greater than US$800 million required in FY2023 for bilateral packages in ASEAN member nations, greater than US$12 billion in growth, financial, well being and safety help since 2002, and greater than US$1.4 billion in support Humanitarian help, together with life-saving catastrophe help, emergency meals help, and refugee assist throughout Southeast Asia throughout the identical time interval, will assist implementation of the AOIP and mirror the Biden Harris administration’s deep dedication to ASEAN’s central function within the Indo-Pacific. area.

we We hereby declare to:

  • development The ASEAN-US Complete Strategic Partnership to mirror the bold outcomes of the Ninth ASEAN-US Summit and the 2022 ASEAN-US Particular Summit and open new areas of cooperation very important to the longer term prosperity and safety of our billion folks mixed, and it’s our accountability to pursue its implementation.
  • Reconfirm Constant assist for open, clear, versatile, inclusive and rules-based An ASEAN-centric regional structure within the coronary heart of the Indo-Pacific area that promotes ASEAN’s sturdy, united and constructive function in addressing regional problems with widespread concern.
  • along with Reconfirm The ASEAN-US Complete Strategic Partnership helps ASEAN’s purpose of implementing AOIP by means of current ASEAN-led mechanisms and underpins the rules on which it’s primarily based.
  • promote Maritime cooperation by means of ASEAN-led mechanisms by supporting freedom of navigation and overflight, the peaceable decision of disputes in accordance with globally acknowledged rules of worldwide regulation, together with the 1982 United Nations Conference on the Regulation of the Sea (UNCLOS), and strengthening cooperation and coordination amongst our related companies, together with that maritime regulation enforcement companies, to collaborate to enhance maritime consciousness, search and rescue, safety, restoration and sustainable administration of the marine setting, maritime security and safety and schooling, in addition to to advertise sustainable and accountable fisheries, together with by means of potential cooperation with the ASEAN Community to fight IUU fishing ( AN-IUU).
  • Builds Connecting folks inside and outdoors the area by selling financial, social and cultural cooperation together with by means of ASEAN-led mechanisms, specializing in good governance and rule of regulation, investing in human capital growth, empowering youth and susceptible or marginalized teams, advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities, investing in schooling, selling and defending cultural heritage, empowering girls and ladies, selling fairness and gender equality, and strengthening the bonds between our billion folks mixed.
  • Progressing Efforts to realize the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Objectives by selling the mixing of the ASEAN Neighborhood Imaginative and prescient 2025 and the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Improvement 2030 with a selected give attention to poverty eradication, selling conservation of pure sources and the setting, and selling peace and prosperity by means of equitable growth and sustainable financial development, Together with within the areas of power resilience; clear and equitable power transition and renewable power diffusion; decarbonization of the transport sector; mitigating and adapting to local weather change; well being safety; sustainable administration of water and pure sources; meals safety; Sustainable agriculture, fisheries, forestry and land administration.
  • to enhance Partnerships in financial and expertise cooperation, catalysing investments in high-level, clear and climate-resilient infrastructure, together with tasks beneath the ASEAN Connectivity Grasp Plan (MPAC) 2025, as a part of the regional transition to net-zero emissions, and facilitating commerce and funding between the 2 sides to strengthen provide chains Resilient globalization and seamless regional connectivity, fostering stronger, extra equitable and inclusive financial development in addition to sustainable growth to realize sustainable and broad-based prosperity in ASEAN and america in addition to a greater and stronger financial restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • strengthen – strengthen Sensible cooperation within the areas of humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction, maritime safety, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping operations, army drugs, humanitarian mine motion and cybersecurity by means of the framework of the ASEAN Protection Ministers Assembly (ADMM-Plus).
  • Additional Increase Stability, Peace, Prosperity and Sustainable Improvement of the Mekong Subregion by means of Joint Initiatives beneath the US-Mekong Partnership (MUSP), which enhance the Pals of the Mekong River and assist implementation of MPAC 2025 and the IAI Motion Plan IV (2021-2025), in assist of ASEAN centrality and unity in selling regional growth sub-ASEAN.

Adopted in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia, dated The twelfth day of November, two thousand and twenty-two, in a single unique within the English language.

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