The Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, gathered on 6 August 2017 in Manila, the Philippines, at the Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) +1 Session with the European Union (EU) to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations.


Recognising that 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations; and stressing that over the last four decades, regional integration has made a very positive contribution to peace, stability, security and prosperity in Southeast Asia, Europe and globally, the statement reaffirmed the crucial role that regionalism and multilateralism can play in today’s world.


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