Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations

(ASEAN), organization established by the Bangkok Declaration (1967), linking the nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Subsequently, Brunei (1984), Vietnam (1995), Laos (1997), Myanmar (1999), and Cambodia (1999) were admitted; a formal charter for ASEAN was signed in 2007 and came into force in 2008. The organization's secretariat is in Jakarta. ASEAN seeks to promote socioeconomic progress and regional stability through cooperation in banking, trade, technology, agriculture, industry, and tourism. Members agreed in 1992 to create the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), a regional common market, which became effective in 1993. Tariffs among the ASEAN nations have been greatly reduced, especially among the six oldest ASEAN members; a free trade area is slated to be established largely by 2015. ASEAN also has reached free-trade agreements with China (2004), South Korea (2006), Japan (2008), and Australia, New Zealand, and India (2009). Members are also pledged to work together to promote foreign investment in the region.
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As a key economy in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia is refining regulations to support stronger insurance development to be in line with international standards.
Queensland s appeal as an investment destination and place for getting business done has been enhanced by the seamless G20 meeting we have just hosted and it s important that we continue to foster links in pivotal countries within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.
He said in an Asian century, an opportunity would be witnessed for South Asia to join the other Asian engines such as China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
A FLAG-HOISTING ceremony was held yesterday at the Malaysian Embassy in Seef to mark the 46th Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) foundation day.
We are committed to ensuring a peaceful, stable and prosperous South-east Asia," he said at a meeting with ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to DPA.
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She will then have become the first secretary of state to have visited all 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations.
HRH the Premier highlighted the huge potential to strengthen trade ties between the GCC and Association of South East Asian Nations.
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The expanded GCC is also good for countries like Qatar, he said, and referred to the case of Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean).
The foreign minister attempted to grasp what the proposed Asia-Pacific Community will be, considering that there are already regional bodies such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the Association of South East Asian Nations Regional Forum and the mechanism of East Asia Summit, the spokesman said.

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