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Peace, prosperity, people: ASEAN, South Korea vow to build stronger ties

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, November 28, 2019   /  05:50 pm
Peace, prosperity, people: ASEAN, South Korea vow to build stronger ties President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo examines a wall of art. (Presidential Press Bureau/Muchlis)

ASEAN and South Korean leaders concluded their two-day summit on Tuesday, agreeing not only to step up economic and sociocultural cooperation but also to support denuclearization and permanent peace in the contentious Korean Peninsula. The commitment was outlined in a document called the Joint Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership, which was adopted during the ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan to mark 30 years of dialogue between South Korea and the Southeast Asian bloc. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the countries agreed to work more closely to build a “peaceful east Asian community”. “We, the leaders, share the view that peace and stability in Northeast Asia are linked to the security of Southeast Asia and to the cooperation in building peace in the region,” Moon said, as quoted by The Korea Herald. The ASEAN le...

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