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9th East Asia Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

The summit was held on the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit.

Nov 19, 2014 16:10 IST
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9th East Asia Summit was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 13 November 2014. The summit was held on the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit. The Summit was chaired by the President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein.
The summit adopted 4 outcome documents namely: (1) East Asia Summit Declaration on Combating Wildlife Trafficking; (2) Statement on EAS Guidelines for Rapid Disaster Response; (3) Joint Statement on Regional Response to the Outbreak of Ebola/Spread of Ebola; and (4) EAS Statement on the Rise of Violence and Brutality Committed by Terrorist/Extremist Organizations in Iraq and Syria.

The leaders of the forum discussed cooperation in areas of common concern, particularly the non-traditional security issues such as wildlife trafficking, trafficking in persons, pandemics, climate change and disaster management.  
On regional and international issues, the leaders exchanged views on Korean Peninsula, the rise of violence committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the outbreak of Ebola as well as maritime security especially in the context of the South China Sea.

About East Asia Summit
The East Asia Summit is an annual meeting of national leaders from the East Asian region and adjoining countries. The first summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2005.  
18 member countries participated in the summit.  EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders’ meetings.

 

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