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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 meeting is set to strengthen the 27-member EU's relations with the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), noted a statement by Ashton.
And she quietly made a series of substantial gestures of support for Association of South-East Asian Nations members, including 7500 university scholarships over the next five years.
The talks are part of a three-day leaders summit which got off to a rancorous start on Friday, marred by a diplomatic spat between Thailand and neighbour Cambodia, a trade feud over Filipino rice and a few no-shows in the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Bahrain's leaders yesterday held separate meetings with Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) secretary-general Dr Surin Pitsuwan, who is on a visit to the kingdom.
The UN warning contrasts with an optimistic assessment from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean), which said on Tuesday that the needs of cyclone survivors were being met.
But Asean, the Association of South-east Asian Nations, of which Burma is a member, said it would not support any sanctions against the military regime.
None of the 10 members of the Association of South-East Asian nations, or ASEAN, sent officials with a mandate to commit governments to any trade pacts.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared that it is aiming to bolster its collaboration with the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Tokyo, Safar 10, 1435, Dec 13, 2013, SPA -- Leaders of Japan and the Association of South-East Asian Nations were to start a three-day summit meeting in Tokyo Friday amid concerns about China's air defence zone, dpa reported.

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