Established in 1967, ASEAN
groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
We know that in 10 short years, the collective GDP for ASEAN
is expected to exceed that of the UK and Japan," added Dr.
It s the perfect instrument to promote ASEAN
It was the first time for Myanmar to assume the ASEAN
chairmanship since it joined the bloc in 1997.
212), which was the main motivating factor of ASEAN
states' interventions, such as Indonesia's intervening in East Timor and ASEAN
's intervening in Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia.
members disagreed heatedly over China's stance in the South China Sea at their leaders' summit last month in Phnom Penh, chaired by Cambodia, and disagreement among ASEAN
foreign ministers in July, also chaired by Cambodia, resulted in the cancellation of a joint ministerial statement for the first time in ASEAN
's 45 years as an alliance.
Krishna informed that the ASEAN
Committee of Permanent Representatives had a useful visit to India in February 2012.
Japan has been the biggest provider of development assistance and technological know-how to ASEAN
for the past four decades.
While acknowledging the challenges of establishing the ASEAN
community, the ASEAN
leaders agreed to increase the efforts of each individual member state and joint efforts to establish the ASEAN
Community by 2015.
Agricultural project cooperation is taking the lead in investment and building factories in ASEAN
countries," Gu said.
secretariat has about a hundred staff members.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 22, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - JETRO's monthly survey of Japanese companies and affiliates operating in 12 countries/regions of East Asia revealed that overall business sentiment declined in August in the ASEAN
and North Asia (including China) regions, on the back of rising crude oil and raw material prices.