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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It makes good sense, therefore, that we are actively promoting open markets, economic reform and pro-growth policies in all of our key bilateral relations in the region and especially using institutions such as APEC and Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The 21-member ARF groups the nine members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) -- Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam -- plus Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and theU.
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Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa will visit Myanmar from Thursday to Saturday to assess its readiness to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2014.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China agreed Wednesday on guidelines that would govern behavior in disputed areas in the South China Sea among claimant states.
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goods and services in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
This temporary arrangement aims at addressing demand ahead of the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which is to be held later in this month, in the Burmese capital.
JAKARTA, Rabi'II 12, 1435, Feb 12, 2014, SPA -- Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Annual Holy Quran and Sunnah Memorization Competition at the level of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Pacific countries began today in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
She will then visit Indonesia, the current chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, on Monday, also on a one-day trip, the official said.
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