The ASEAN leaders meeting in Summit in Bali have jointly signed the “Bali Concord III” committing to take an active role in facing a variety of global challenges.
The State News Agency Antara reports that the “Bali Concord III,” that is also known as the “Bali Declaration,” was signed in the Nusa Rooms at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) within the Nusa Dua Complex at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
The ten heads of government from ASEAN members signing the declaration were: The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen; Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah the monarchial leader of Brunei Darussalam; the Prime Minister of Laos, Thongsing Thammavong; the President of Myanmar, Thein Sein; the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak; Philippine President Benigno Aquino III; Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong; the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra; the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dun; and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Reflecting the three pillar of ASEAN, namely political security, economic welfare and culture the declaration encompassed joint action and shared perceptions on:
- Conflict resolution, battling transnational crime, piracy, ending corruption and nuclear disarmament.
- Participation in the global economy, increasing economic capacity within ASEAN, the adoption of production standards, commodity distribution, improving economic access and technological advancement, increasing investment in agriculture, and energy diversification.
- Natural disaster relief and prevention, climate change, health, education and culture.
Additional agreements concluded in Bali also address the establishment of a coordinating center for humanitarian relief in the management of disasters (AHA Center)
and another agreement for solidarity in the defense and promotion of ASEAN
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