Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

A loose economic and geopolitical affiliation that includes Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Future members are likely to include Burma, Laos, and Cambodia.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

An economic and political alliance of sovereign states in southeastern Asia. It was established in 1967; its members are Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. ASEAN promotes regional cooperation on cultural and political levels, and it provides a forum for the peaceful resolution of disputes. Perhaps most important is ASEAN's work in regional integration. For example, it operates the ASEAN Free Trade Area and encourages members to invest in each other with as few restrictions as possible. It has also concluded common free trade agreements with a number of non-member countries, including Japan and Australia.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

a regional alliance formed in 1967 with the general objective of creating a ‘free trade area’ (see TRADE INTEGRATION entry for details) The current member countries of ASEAN are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. See ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

a regional alliance formed in 1967 with the general objective of creating a FREE TRADE AREA. The current member countries of ASEAN are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. However, only limited progress has been made to date towards the reduction of internal tariffs and quotas. See ASIAN PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION, TRADE INTEGRATION.
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The secretary-general of ASEAN is directed to monitor and report the progress of implementation to the ASEAN summit annually, it added.
ASEAN is frequently recognized as one of the most productive food baskets in the world; and agriculture is an essential component of the cultures, traditions, and societies of the countries of Southeast Asia.
He added, We are extremely proud to introduce the AirAsia ASEAN Pass, which is a product specifically designed to further liberalize and encourage travel within the ASEAN community.
Meanwhile, the leaders will seek to strengthen ASEAN centrality in the evolving regional architecture through ASEAN-led processes such as ASEAN+1, ASEAN+3, East Asia Summit, ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Plus, and ASEAN Regional Forum, according to the declaration.
As Jones notes, ASEAN states' interventions are highly selective, and the selectivity is not based on "whether target states are ASEAN members or not" (p.
30th June 2013 Joint Communique of the 46th ASEAN Foreign
Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.
The Philippines has been the most vocal among the ASEAN claimant states in the dispute with China, followed by Vietnam, but Malaysia and Brunei have been seen as reluctant to offend the Chinese.
5 level interface between ASEAN and India, with the next edition to be held in February 2013," he added.
It is the reaffirmation of the ASEAN's agenda to reach the vision of ASEAN Community by 2015 that shall make the organisation locally integrated and globally connected," he said.
Given this, it is imperative that ASEAN becomes pro-active and remains focused on relevant strategic issues.
The leaders agreed and adopted three joint statements on "ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations", "Establishment of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation" and "Enhancing co-operation against trafficking in persons in Southeast Asia.