ASEAN (the Association of East Asian Nations) is a group of South East Asian nations committed to deepening and strnegthening economic ties among the members. Its founding members were Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Phillippines, Thailand. Since that time, Brunei, Vietnam, Burma and Laos have joined.
Association of South East Asian Nations. Seeks enhanced economic progress and increased stability in the region. Members are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Formed in 1967. Based in Jakarta.
Association of South East Asian Nations. ASEAN was formed in 1967 by five south-east Asian countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Its primary purpose has been to foster economic co-operation and development within south-east Asia, although political and security issues have also been addressed. ASEAN members are committed to establishing the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA), removing duties and restrictions on most trade between the member countries. The current members of ASEAN are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Link to ASEAN web site: http://www.asean.or.id
Association of South East Asian Nations Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is one of three organisations with APEC Official Observer status. The other two observers are: Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).