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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organization, first established in 1961 as the Association of Southeast Asia (ASA) by the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.
ASEAN is built on the Political-Security Community (APSC), the Economic Community (AEC) and the Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). The ASEAN Charter of 2008 provides a legal and institutional framework, codifying rules, values and targets.
The organisation holds meetings, known as ASEAN Summits, annually where heads of government meet to discuss and resolve regional issues. Member nations are assigned to be summit host in alphabetical order.
A founder and the richest member of ASEAN
ASEAN’s aims are to accelerate growth, social progress and cultural development, to promote regional stability, to provide internal assistance in training and research facilities, to collaborate for the better utilisation of agriculture and industry and to promote Southeast Asian studies.
It also provides a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully and co-operate with existing international organisations with similar aims and purposes.
The ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) was established in 1992 but ASEAN is generally a looser association than the EU, stressing respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, and national identity of all member nations.
(Observer status only, 1976)
(Observer status only, 2011)
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