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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TOKYO - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday called on members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to create a better environment for investment in their countries.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations posted a Philippine flag with the red field on top, which should only be used in time of war, in its Independence Day greeting.
The one-day conference, held in Jakarta, was attended by a number of officials from the Palestinian Authority, Indonesia and other Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan, China and South Korea, in addition to13 countries and organizations as observers.
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.
On the last stop in his Asian tour, Obama will visit Cambodia where he will attend the East Asia Summit and hold talks with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, it said.
New Delhi, Jan.26 (BNA) - Thailand is seeking a strategic partnership with India and is ready to develop bilateral cooperation between the two nations at all levels while seeking ways to foster the relationship between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India.
Tadashi Yanai, chairman of the company, expressed willingness to expand further in the Southeast Asian region at a press conference Thursday, saying the region will become ''a large economic market like the European Union in the next decade,'' in light of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' blueprint to create an economic community by 2015.
Hsieh, chairman of Evergreen, says a new era for regional economic integration is emerging as the 10 members of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) have replaced Japan as China's third-largest trade partner after signing an FTA (free trade agreement) with China early this year.
(Re)negotiating East and Southeast Asia; region, regionalism, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
President Roh Moo-hyun and the leaders of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed a Korea-ASEAN free trade agreement (FTA) on services and investment at the Korea-ASEAN Summit held on November 21.
regional and international strategy; promote stability in Northeast Asia, including on the Korean Peninsula; support the positive integration of China into regional and global institutions; strengthen regional institutions for managing political and economic challenges, including the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); and pursue regional growth and integration through free trade agreements (FTAs), Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs), market openings, and other economic liberalization measures, as well as through democratization and rule of law programs.
The open-sky policy is one of 11 fast-track endeavours proposed by the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), reported The Nation.

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