Press release on the ASEAN foreign ministersí statement on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey
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 associationís efforts to build up the member
statesí counterterrorism capabilities within the agreement on moving towards a strategic partnership for mutual benefit
reached at the ASEAN-Russia Summit in Sochi.