ASEAN cautiously hopes for progress on Myanmar, South China Sea conflicts.

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations (I)

Topic: Regional and global groupings

Issue: ASEAN

Context: ASEAN Foreign Ministers retreat meeting in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • It is a regional intergovernmental organisation in Southeast Asia.
  • Established in 1967, with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration.
  • Member States

Goals :

  • Promote regional peace and stability
  • Create a single market and economic region
  • Accelerate economic growth, social progress, and cultural development. width=
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