(File pix) (From left) Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Donald Trump, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen pose for a family photo during the ASEAN-US 40th Anniversary commemorative Summit on the sideline of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017. AFP Photo

MANILA: Asean and US leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fighting terrorism and violent extremism at the 31st Asean Summit and Related Summits here, which ended yesterday.

"We are committed to curtailing the threat of terrorism and violent extremism through information sharing and law enforcement cooperation," read the joint statement issued after the Asean-US Summit on Tuesday.

The leaders also agreed on law enforcement cooperation that would include the Southeast Asia Aviation and Border Security programme and data sharing with Interpol.

In addition, Asean leaders reaffirmed their commitment to combating Islamic State militants and preventing them from gaining a foothold in the region.

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