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The Ninth ASEAN+Three Summit in Kuala Lumpur:
We reiterate our common resolve to realize an East Asian community as a long-term goal that would contribute to the maintenance of regional and global peace, security, prosperity and progress," said the statement, titled the Kuala Lumpur Declaration.
On the occasion of the 9th ASEAN+ Three Summit on Dec. 12, 2005, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the 13 leaders discussed wide-ranging issues, including a proposed regional free trade bloc, the growing economic might of China and India, measures to cope with bird flu and terrorism and the Myanmar junta's refusal to revive democracy.
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Pres. Roh-PM Abdullah Summit in Putrajaya:
In their Summit Meeting in Putrajaya, the new administrative center for the Federal Government of Malaysia, on Dec. 9, 2005, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi agreed to greatly enhance cooperation in information technology (IT), biotechnologies, the defense, energy, automobile industries and railway construction.
The two leaders also agreed at the summit to try to faithfully implement a variety of agreements to substantially increase bilateral trade and investments made when the latter minister visited Seoul in August 2004.
To Further Deepen the Friendly Relationship and Cooperative Ties:
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo agreed to strengthen substantial cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of energy, natural resources and information- technology (IT). "In the past, roads, ports and electricity were key to national development. But IT and telecom infrastructure construction will further grow in importance in the future," said Roh at the summit.
He also vowed to dramatically increase economic assistance to the Philippines from next year, particularly in the IT field. Roh also called on the P...