18TH EAST ASIA SUMMIT CONVENES TODAY IN JAKARTA
Secretary-General of ASEAN Dr. Kim Kao Hourn today led the ASEAN Secretariat team to attend the 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Jakarta. The EAS countries expressed their commitment to further strengthen the EAS as a Leaders-led forum for dialogue and cooperation on broad strategic, political, and economic issues of common interest and concern. The Meeting adopted the EAS Leaders’ Statement on Maintaining and Promoting the Region as an Epicentrum of Growth and exchanged views on a wide range of regional and international issues. The Meeting also reviewed the implementation of the EAS Plan of Action (POA) 2018-2022 and welcomed the adoption of the new EAS POA for the next five years.