BUSAN -- South Korea and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday adopted a vision statement stipulating that they will cooperate to build a “people-centered community of peace and prosperity.”
The statement, titled “ASEAN-Republic of Korea Joint Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership,” was adopted at the first session of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan.
According to Cheong Wa Dae, the statement contains “the vision for direction of future cooperation agreed to by the leaders of Korea and ASEAN.”
The statement lists areas in which Korea and the ASEAN nations will seek cooperation with regard to ASEAN-Korea relations and regional and global issues.
The areas listed in the statement are politics and security, the economy, and society and culture.
In the politics and security category, the nations agreed to work toward peace in the region. The economy category calls for action to strengthen the ASEAN-Korea partnership.
By Choi He-suk (firstname.lastname@example.org