In addition, the document notes the importance of practical measures to reduce tension and the risk of incidents in the South China Sea.
“We reaffirm our common commitment to the goal of complete denuclearization and the establishment of permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. We continue to urge the DPRK to fully implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, taking into account the call of the international community and acting in the interest of maintaining peace and security in the region,” the statement said. .
ASEAN members are Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
This summit is being held in Washington on May 12-13.
Earlier, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the DPRK authorities are not interested in dialogue with the United States to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The administration of United States President Joe Biden has made it clear that it wants to engage in dialogue with North Korea to find a diplomatic path to denuclearize North Korea and the Korean Peninsula, he said.