Japan-ASEAN Relations

December 11, 2023
  1. The Government of Japan will hold the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and its related programs in Tokyo from December 16 to 18, 2023. The leaders of ASEAN countries and their partners will visit Japan to attend these events. Prime Minister Kishida will co-chair the Commemorative Summit with H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia,.
  2. During this historic Commemorative Summit, a Joint Statement, which will set out a new vision for the future, and its Implementation Plan including a wide range of concrete cooperation will be adopted as its outcome documents, based on the "heart to heart" relations of trust which have been built over the long years, thereby further strengthening the Japan-ASEAN relations.
  3. In addition to the Commemorative Summit, bilateral summit meetings, a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Kishida and Mrs. KISHIDA Yuko, a Gala Dinner, and the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders Meeting, in addition to a lunch meeting co-hosted by Keidanren and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be held. Furthermore, Mrs. KISHIDA Yuko will host the Partners’ Program.
(Reference1)Schedule of the Commemorative Summit
December 16th
Dinner hosted by H.E. Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, and Mrs. KISHIDA Yuko
December 17th
The Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation
Gala Dinner
December 18th
Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders Meeting
Lunch meeting Hosted by Keidanren and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

[Note] The schedule is subject to change.

(Reference2)Heads of State and Government and partners scheduled to visit Japan (as of December 11)
Brunei Darussalam:
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan, and His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah of Brunei Darussalam
Kingdom of Cambodia:
Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister, and H.E. Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet
The Republic of Indonesia:
H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, President, and Mrs. Iriana Joko Widodo
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic:
H.E. Mr. Sonexay SIPHANDONE, Prime Minister, and Mrs. Vandara SIPHANDONE
H.E. Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, Prime Minister, and Dr. Wan Azizah
The Republic of the Philippines:
H.E. Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. President, and Madam Louise Araneta-Marcos
The Republic of Singapore:
H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, and Mdm. Ho Ching
The Kingdom of Thailand:
H.E. Mr. Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam:
H.E. Mr. Phạm Minh Chính, Prime Minister
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste:
H.E. Mr. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister
The ASEAN Secretariat:
H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary General

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