Statements and Declarations:24th APT Summit

Chairman’s Statement of the 24th ASEAN Plus Three Summit

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam  27 October 2021

  1. The 24th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit was held via videoconference on 27 October The Summit was chaired by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Review and Future Direction of APT Cooperation

  1. We underscored the importance of the APT in East Asia cooperation towards the long-term goal of building an East Asia community, with ASEAN as the driving force. We noted the substantive progress in APT cooperation and reiterated our commitment to further strengthening, broadening and deepening APT functional cooperation under the APT process. We further underlined the mutually reinforcing and complementary nature of the APT with other ASEAN-led frameworks. We also recognised the importance of the APT to ASEAN’s efforts towards realising the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025, the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan IV (2021 -2025), and deeper regional integration (IAI) Work Plan IV (2021 -2025), and deeper regional integration in East Asia.