Joint Statement of the 23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit on Cooperation on ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific
The 23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit was held on 12 November 2020 via videoconference. The Summit was chaired H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam and attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The Joint Statement reaffirming both parties commitment to enhancing the ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for mutual benefit, as stated in the Vision Statement on ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in 2013 and the Joint Statement of the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit to Commemorate the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in 2018.
It further encourages to strengthen cooperation through the full and effective implementation of the ASEAN-Japan Revised Implementation Plan by utilising ASEAN-Japan mechanisms and in ASEAN-Ied mechanisms by utilizing existing cooperation mechanisms such as the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), among others mechanism.