23 December 201613:00

Press release on the ASEAN foreign ministers’ statement on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov

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The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have strongly condemned the heinous murder of Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey Andrey Karlov. They adopted a joint statement reaffirming their shared resolve to closely cooperate with the international community in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Russia very much appreciates the ASEAN policy of full opposition to the terrorist threat, and is willing to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation with ASEAN and supports the association’s efforts to build up the member states’ counterterrorism capabilities within the agreement on moving towards a strategic partnership for mutual benefit reached at the ASEAN-Russia Summit in Sochi.

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