Moreover, though clearly not suggested to become members of ASEAN
, given the indivisibility of peace and prosperity, the increasing connectivity of issues beyond Southeast Asia, it is important that ASEAN
deepen cooperation with at least two neighbouring states, namely Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh, and indeed with countries in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Oceans more generally.
Since adopting the ASEAN
Charter in 2007, two substantive components remains non-operational: the legal personality of ASEAN
in Article 3; and the Dispute Settlement Mechanisms (DSMs) in Article 23 (good offices, conciliation, and mediation) and in Article 25 (arbitration).
China's "Belt and Road" initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will complement the ASEAN
Community Vision 2025 as they could help create greater connectivity in the region, while "assisting developing countries in much-needed infrastructure development," Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman told Xinhua ahead of the 27th ASEAN
Nur Hassan Wirajuda meanwhile expressed hope that the charting of the new ASEAN
roadmap to integration by 2025 would provide an opportunity to add elements of enhancing ASEAN
democratic processes including capacity-building for the conduct of national elections.
Charamporn Jotikasthira, President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, said, "ASEAN
, one of the fastest growth regions of the world, is an exciting capital market and increasingly now as investors will have a one-point access to an aggregated and comprehensive ASEAN
Alfred Kristoffer Guiang, Principal Assistant at the Office of ASEAN
Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs discussed general information on ASEAN
, its role in regional integration, and recent initiatives to achieve the ASEAN
community vision of a people-oriented, people-centered, inclusive, and rules-based region.
Additionally, Indonesian tourism also received 15 other awards at the ASEAN
To maintain unity is crucial to ASEAN
, and Korea needs ASEAN
in order to punch above its weight.
During the ASEAN
Outlook Conference organized by the Singapore Business Federation and ASEAN
BAC Singapore, together with co-council members Arin Jira (ASEAN
BAC Thailand), Oudet Souvannavong (ASEAN
BAC Lao PDR), and Nick Nash (SEA Limited), Robert and I shared our insights on trends and opportunities in the ASEAN
Mahbubani is emphatic that America should also refrain from using ASEAN
as a "weapon" against China and, in particular, embarrass China regarding the South China Sea dispute (pp.
To encourage better reporting on ASEAN
, AirAsia will host the ASEAN
Journalists Camp, a workshop for journalists that will build a greater understanding of ASEAN
's brand of regionalism, how the organization works, social, development and integration issues as well as sustainable, community-based tourism.
Pakistan side also briefed ASEAN
delegates on economic progress achieved under the current government as well as successful operations carried out against militants to root out terrorism from Pakistan.