22 November 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III and his fellow leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held the 18th ASEAN-Japan Summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the final day of the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Kuala Lumpur.
Japan has contributed significantly to the regional bloc’s efforts towards building an ASEAN Community and further regional integration through the Joint Declaration for Enhancing the ASEAN-Japan Partnership for Prospering Together, its Plan of Action (PoA) 2011-2015, and the Vision Statement.
Likewise, Japan has played an active role on various regional cooperation frameworks aimed at ensuring peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
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