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Korea, Asean adopt vision for ‘peace, prosperity and partnership’

BUSAN (Korea Herald/ANN)--South Korea and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday adopted a vision statement stipulating that they will cooperate to build a “people-centered community of peace and prosperity.”
The statement, titled “Asean-Republic of Korea Joint Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership,” was adopted at the first session of the Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan.

According to Cheong Wa Dae, the statement contains “the vision for direction of future cooperation agreed to by the leaders of Korea and Asean.”
The statement lists areas in which Korea and the Asean nations will seek cooperation with regard to Asean-Korea relations and regional and global issues.
The areas listed in the statement are politics and security, the economy, and society and culture.
In the politics and security category, the nations agreed to work toward peace in the region. The economy category calls for action to strengthen the ASEAN-Korea partnership.
Addressing the leaders of Asean attending the Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan, South Korea President Moon Jae-in urged closer cooperation and solidarity among the 11 nations in facing global issues.
“We face new challenges such as protectionism and cross-border crime, (as well as the) fourth industrial revolution. Only cooperation and solidarity among us can overcome those challenges,” Moon said.
Adding that the world cannot foresee the changes the fourth industrial revolution will bring, Moon called for Korea and Asean to strengthen ties to become a community that “cooperates for peace and prosperity for everyone.”
“The ‘spirit of Asia’ that accepts everything -- nature, people, nations -- is a wisdom Asia proposes to the world. If Korea and Asean share the ‘spirit of Asia,’ we can turn new challenges into success.”

(Latest Update November 27, 2019)

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