Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Wikipedia

he Association of Southeast Asian Nations[5] ASEAN play /ˈɑːsi.ɑːn/ AH-see-ahn,[6] rarely /ˈɑːzi.ɑːn/ AH-zee-ahn[7][8] is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.[9] Since then, membership has expanded to include Brunei, Burma Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Its aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, protection of regional peace and stability, and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully.[10]

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