Russia, ASEAN pledge to maintain maritime security and unhindered trade – statement – Russian Politics & Diplomacy
MOSCOW, October 28. / TASS /. Russia and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to ensure maritime security, freedom of navigation and unhindered trade. A statement to this effect is contained in a joint statement on building a peaceful, stable and sustainable region, adopted by the Russia-ASEAN summit on Thursday.
“We, the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Russian Federation, declare that we guarantee maritime safety and security, freedom of navigation and overflight and unimpeded trade . Promote self-control, the non-use of force or the threat of use of force and the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in accordance with universally recognized principles of international law, including as set out in the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and relevant standards and standards Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and relevant instruments and conventions of the International Maritime Organization ( IMO), âthe statement uploaded to the Kremlin website read.
Russia and ASEAN countries agreed to increase practical cooperation for mutually reinforcing development, in particular by supporting and exploring synergies with the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan (MPAC) 2025 and the ASEAN smart city network, and other multilateral cooperation frameworks to promote regional connectivity.
In addition, the declaration reflects the intention to intensify efforts to develop maritime connectivity, towards a homogeneous and connected region, and to develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure logistics and cooperation in port management and navigation to promote Economic Growth. Leaders are confident that this will not only help reduce development gaps, but also promote regional cooperation and the community-building process, as well as better mobility of people, skilled labor, goods. and services.