Outcomes of the 19th ASEAN Summit
The 19th ASEAN Summit held in Bali on 17 November 2011 chaired by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as the Chair of ASEAN in 2011. The Summit was attended by the Heads of State/Government of all ASEAN Member States and the Secretary-Genral of ASEAN.
The Summit appreciated the contribution of ERIA. ERIA is mentioned in Paragraph 51, 52, 63, 68, 96 and 103 of the Chair's Statement.
ASEAN Economic Initiatives
51. We appreciate the report of the Government of Indonesia-ERIA-Harvard Symposium on "Moving the ASEAN Community Forward into 2015 and Beyond", which provides creative ideas for a competitive, dynamic, inclusive, sustainable, and globally engaged ASEAN beyond 2015. The "Jakarta Framework" which was presented to the Chairman of ASEAN will add value to the discussion to establish the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 and beyond.
52. We welcomed the Statement of the ERIA's 4th Governing Board Meeting issued on 3rd June 2011 and its work plan identifying its direction to undertake research and policy recommendation to establish a dynamic, resilient, competitive and sustainable regional community, and commend ERIA for its intensified contribution to the acceleration of regional integration in ASEAN and East Asia. Encourage ERIA to continuously provide support to the Summit activities of ASEAN and East Asia through its expertise on regional issues.
Food, Water and Energy Security
63. We commended ERIA's contribution to the strengthening of energy cooperation in the region through research studies and policy recommendations in key areas such as energy outlook, emergency response, enhancing the efficient and clean use of existing fossil fuel, promoting biofuels and other renewable energy, improving electricity infrastructure, improving nuclear power safety cooperation and the consideration of developing smart communities.
Review of AEC Blueprint and AEC Scorecard
68. We appreciate ERIA's support for its undertaking of the midterm review of the AEC Blueprint and the improvement of the AEC Scorecard Monitoring System and Mechanism to facilitate the timely establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.
96. We welcome the status of implementation of the priority projects of the Master Plan, including the agreement to start the imminent commencement of the feasibility study on the ASEAN Ro-Ro Network supported by Japan. We also welcome the convening of the ASEAN Connectivity Symposium in Bali on 8-9 November 2011 which was brought together 200 ASEAN Stakeholders including ASEAN private sector and external partners to discuss, support and implement the Master Plan. We tasked the ACCC to undertake more specific and targeted outreach and advocacy activities on connectivity within and outside ASEAN and to continue their engagements with ASEAN Dialogue and External Partners, including other potential external parties for resource mobilization, and support the implementation of the Master Plan.
Narrowing the Development Gap
103. We welcome the effort by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to develop strong and sustainable SME in the region. This includes, in particular, developing an ASEAN SME Policy Index to allow a comparative independent evaluation of SME's progress against a set of policy dimensions which will help to identify the way forward and to further strengthen SME's capacity to participate actively in the regional production network.
On the occasion of the Summit, Mr. Nishimura had a meeting with Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Hon Murray McCully to report recent developments of ERIA and discussed on future cooperation on 19 November 2011. (photo 2)
Mr. Nishimura also met with Mr. Tin Naing Thein, Minister of National Planning and Economic Development of Myanmar (NPED) on 19 November 2011. (photo 3)
To reach the Chair's Statement of the 19th ASEAN Summit, please click on the following PDF file.