Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post 2015 Vision

WE, the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion ofthe 25th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar;

RECALLING the spirit in which the ASEAN founding fathers gathered in Bangkok in 1967 to create the Association and reaffirming our commitment to the aims and purposes of the Association as set forth in the Bangkok Declaration of 8 August 1967, in particular to promote regional cooperation in Southeast Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region;

REAFFIRMING our vision stated in ASEAN Vision 2020 as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies;

REAFFIRMING our commitment to the Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration on the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community (2009-2015) to realize the ASEAN Community by 2015;

REAFFIRMING our commitment to the Bali Declaration on the ASEAN Community ina Global Community of Nations (Bali Concord III) and its Plan of Action (2012-2017);

REITERATING our pledge in the Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post-20I5 Vision to develop the ASEAN Community's post-2015 vision with the aspiration to a Southeast Asian region bound by One Vision, One identity, One Community;

RECOGNISING the achievements of the three ASEAN community pillars, political and security, economic and socio-cultural, as well as the current and emerging challenges facing ASEAN;

DETERMINED to shape a bold and forward-looking future for ASEAN which will enhance and strengthen the ASEAN Community and enable the realisation of a politically cohesive, economically integrated, socially responsible, and a truly people-oriented, people-centred and rules- based ASEAN;

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