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ASEAN+3

An international forum for the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations along with China, Japan, and South Korea. Its first meeting occurred in 1997 but it was not established formally until 1999. It is noted for proposing the Asian currency unit, an accounting currency that would (if implemented) rationalize exchange rates among participating currencies to promote financial stability.
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''Through the proposal, we hope to seek progress in both the ASEAN plus three and the plus six initiatives,'' the official said.
In his meetings with President Roh Moo-hyun and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the ASEAN Plus Three and the 2nd East Asia Summit in Singapore, the Japanese prime minister is expected to ask neighboring governments' help in persuading North Korea to give a full account of the status of those who were taken by force out of Japan, and to assume full responsibility for these crimes.
The ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APTJSO) is an annual competition that targets the gifted students aged between 13 to 15 years old from the APT region to compete in the demonstration of Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratory skills, collaborate with other students from other member countries in a mixed-nation group project presentation and also in a country-based group video and poster presentation competition.
The ASEAN plus three groups Japan, China, South Korea and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, while the ASEAN plus six adds Australia, India, and New Zealand to the 13 countries.
ASEAN plus three was set up in 1997 as a forum to discuss East Asian problems, and according to a diplomatic source, it has since grown into ''a framework going beyond a mere forum'' with progress in financial assistance and joint projects.
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nation's key allies in East Asia - South Korea, Japan, and China - called for a closer regional integration at the Asean Plus Three Commemorative Summit on Tuesday.
The Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the ASEAN plus three summit says the ASEAN plus three process will continue to be the main vehicle in achieving an East Asia Community.
In her presentation before the more than 300 students of the university, Ambassador Buensuceso discussed ASEANs contribution to regional peace, stability and development, through its leadership and convening power in various ASEAN-led mechanisms and platforms, including the East Asia Summit, ASEAN Plus Three and ASEAN Regional Forum.
After calling in sick the day before, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano went back to hosting the 18th Asean Plus Three Foreign Ministers' Meeting held Monday morning at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, Manila.
''The EID program Phase Two activities would bring the ASEAN plus three countries even closer in preparing for future threats of disease outbreaks, including those related to natural disasters, bio-terrorism, and pandemic influenza,'' the statement said.
Beijing is now insisting that discussions on the community should be deepened not at the East Asia Summit, but at the ASEAN plus Three meeting instead.
The 21st ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit was held in Singapore on 15 November 2018.
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