Southeast Asian foreign ministers have vowed to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism.
The 10 ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a joint statement after a day-long meeting in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
They stressed the need to address terrorism's root causes, and they rejected any attempt to associate terrorism with a particular religion, nationality or ethnic group.
In their statement, the ministers welcomed efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, they emphasized the need for United Nations involvement in Iraq's transition to democracy and they condemned all acts of violence in the Middle East.
They also urged a smooth transition to democracy in Burma, but did not refer to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for 13 months.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.