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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established with the aim to promote regional peace and stability, and to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in Southeast Asia. Ever since, ASEAN has made remarkable progress and came to agree on a landmark decision to launch the ASEAN Community in 2015, based on the tree pillars of politico-security, economy and socio-culture. Through the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, ASEAN declared its new vision and blueprint for the ASEAN Community for the next 10 years.


Fact On ASEAN(2015)

  • POPULATION : 630 million (3rd largest globally)
  • LAND AREA : 4.48 million ㎢
  • ECONOMY : GDP 2.4 trillion USD (3.2% of total world GDP)
  • TRADE : 2.27 trillion USD (Export : 1.18, Import : 1.08)
  • MEMBER STATES : Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
  • SECRETARIAT : Jakarta, Indonesia (Secretary General: Le Luong Minh)

The official website : www.asean.org

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