ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Statements
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08 April 2022

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement On The Reported Killing of Civilians In Ukraine 08 April 2022

We, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, jointly express our deepest condolences to the people of Ukraine on the reported killing of civilians in Ukraine. We mourn with the bereaved families whose lives and their loved ones perished in the conflict

We support the call of the United Nations Secretary-General for an independent investigation of all alleged atrocities against innocent civilians, including in Bucha to avoid a repeat and to honor justice.

 

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03 March 2022

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement Calling For A Ceasefire In Ukraine 03 March 2022

The Foreign Ministers of ASEAN are deeply troubled by the intensifying gravity of the situation and ensuing worsening humanitarian conditions resulting from the ongoing military hostilities in Ukraine. We therefore, call for an immediate ceasefire or armistice and continuation of political dialogues that would lead to sustainable peace in Ukraine. We underline the importance of a ceasefire to create an enabling environment for negotiations to address the current crisis and avoid expanding suffering of innocent people.

 

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26 February 2022

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement On The Situation In Ukraine 26 February 2022

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers are deeply concerned over the evolving situation and armed hostilities in Ukraine. We call on all relevant parties to exercise maximum restraint and make utmost efforts to pursue dialogues through all channels, including diplomatic means to contain the situation, to de-escalate tensions, and to seek peaceful resolution in accordance with international law, the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia.

 

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17 February 2022

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

ASEAN Member States welcome the ‘Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races’ on 3 January 2022 in which the five Nuclear-Weapon States (NWS) emphasized the importance of preserving and complying with bilateral and multilateral non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control agreements and commitments.

 

We welcome the intention expressed by the five NWS in the above-mentioned statement to avoid military confrontations, to strengthen stability and predictability, and to increase mutual understanding and confidence, to ensure that the world remains peaceful, stable and secure. We, however, remain concerned over the existential threat facing humanity posed by the existence and modernisation of nuclear weapons. We firmly believe that the total

elimination of nuclear weapons is the only way to guarantee against their use and threat of use.

 

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04 February 2022

ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS'STATEMENT ON THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK) MISSILE TESTS

ASEAN expresses grave concerns over the continued ballistic missile tests conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which may escalate tensions and threaten regional peace and stability.

ASEAN calls on the DPRK to comply fully with all relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, taking into account the international community's calls for diplomacy and in the interest of maintaining peace and security in the region. 

ASEAN reaffirms its readiness to play a constructive role, including through utilising ASEAN-led platforms such as the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), in promoting a conducive atmosphere for peaceful dialogue amongst the concerned parties to bring about a complete, verifiable, irreversible , And peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.