About ASEAN

The five Foreign Ministers who signed : Adam Malik of Indonesia, Narciso R. Ramos of the Philippines, Tun Abdul Razak of Malaysia, S. Rajaratnam of Singapore and Thanat Khoman of Thailand

On 8 August 1967, five leaders - the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand - sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document. By virtue of that document, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born. The fiveForeign Ministers who signed would subsequently be hailed as the Founding Fathers of probably the most successful inter-governmental organisation in the developing world today. 

The document that they signed would be known as the ASEAN Declaration.

ASEAN principles are inspired by the EU, in that it is an association with common goals, build up of individual Nations who choose to participate. The current member nations are Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar.

ASEAN members

ASEAN principles are inspired by the EU, in that it is a association with common goals, build up of individual Nations who choose to participate. The current member nations are Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar.

ASEAN & EU

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ASEAN Aims & Purposes

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