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Chairman’s Statement of the 24th ASEAN Summit: “Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community”

By President Thein Sein  •  May 11, 2014

Nay Pyi Taw

1. The 24th ASEAN Summit, under Myanmar’s Chairmanship theme, “Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community”, was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 10 to11 May 2014. The Summit was chaired by the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency U Thein Sein. The Summit was attended by the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and the Secretary-General of ASEAN. Thailand was represented by its Deputy Prime Minister of its caretaker government as special envoy.

2. We, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States had productive discussions during the 24th ASEAN Summit, focusing on the timely realization of the ASEAN Community by 2015, strengthening ASEAN Institutions and envisioning a strategic direction for the ASEAN Community post-2015. We also exchanged views on regional and international issues and discussed ways to further deepen and strengthen ASEAN’s external relations.

Towards a Peaceful and Prosperous ASEAN Community

3. Reflecting the Chair’s theme of “Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community”, we underscored the importance of ASEAN unity as a foundation for all our efforts in promoting regional peace, stability and enhancing economic development. ASEAN unity was recognised as the core foundation for realising a politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible ASEAN Community […]

View the full statement of Chairman’s Statement of the 24th ASEAN Summit: “Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community” here

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