(5) promote the development and promotion of ASEAN as a unique tourist destination, with top-notch standards, facilities and attractions; (11) promote public-private partnerships in the field of tourism marketing and promotion, in cooperation with international and regional tourism organisations and other relevant bodies. The meeting resulted in a joint statement containing seven points of approval from all ASEAN tourism ministers to strengthen tourism cooperation, which is one of the hardest hit by economic sectors in the pandemic. The Comprehensive Programme of Action to Promote Cooperation between ASEAN and the Agreement between the Governments of the ASEAN Member States and the Government of the Russian Federation on Economic and Development Cooperation provide for the organization of Russia-ASEAN consultations on tourism. ASEAN member countries reported a decline in tourism performance of about 36 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2018 and 2019. . . .