We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of ASEAN, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on 28 January 2015 and recalling our Statement issued on 26 September 2014, condemn and deplore the violence and brutality committed by extremist organisations and radical groups in Iraq and Syria, whose impact increasingly poses a threat to all regions of the world.
We denounce all unlawful acts of destruction, violence and terror in all its forms and manifestations, including the apparent barbaric murder of a Japanese hostage and continued detainment of another; underline the need to bring all perpetrators of the reprehensible acts to justice; and call for the release of all hostages. We express support for and solidarity with the Government and people of Japan and commend her commitment to counter terrorism and violent extremism wherever they occur.
We hereby renew our commitment to the full implementation of the ASEAN Convention on Counter Terrorism, the ASEAN Comprehensive Plan of Action on Counter Terrorism, and the relevant provisions of international law and the UN Charter. We will work with the international community in its fight against terrorism, extremism and radicalism and to address its root causes, including through the promotion of the Global Movement of Moderates.
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