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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 - chaired by Dutch deputy Prime Minister and Economic Affairs Minister Laurens Jan Brinkhorst was marred by the absence of ministers from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), after the Dutch government refused to issue a visa for Burmese/Myanmar Economic Minister Soe Tha.
! Taipei, Muharram 4, 1435, Nov 7, 2013, SPA -- Taiwan signed a trade deal with Singapore Thursday, its first economic cooperation pact with a member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations, dpa reported.
Ambassador Abdullah Alem, the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, has discussed prospects of joint cooperation between the OIC and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
It is headed by the EU and includes five countries from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Brunei) as well as Switzerland and Norway.
"Such a stable situation does not come easily and we should dearly cherish it," Wang told reporters following talks with his counterparts from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The protestors reportedly broke into the venue of the resort in Pattaya, where leaders of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) were due to meet.
For example, a garment produced in one country made with cotton sourced from another country in the same regional grouping like the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) or the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
The United States, Japan, South Korea and China are major partners of the 10-nation Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is hosting the annual diplomatic and security meetings.
The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established in 1967 and now has ten members: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia.
Westerwelle is due first to attend a meeting in Brunei of European Union foreign ministers with Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) counterparts.
The spat is complicated by the EU's separate relations with the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was set up in 1967, and its five original member nations were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

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