Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Noun1.Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
Cambodia, Kampuchea, Kingdom of Cambodia - a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
Brunei, Negara Brunei Darussalam - a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
Republic of Singapore, Singapore - a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
Annam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Vietnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
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For Washington in particular signing the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, albeit with some opt out clauses, and taking a seat at the EAS table was a key part of President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia.
The Iranian side appreciated the continued support of Viet Nam to Irans joining in ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC).
Turkey aims at developing bilateral relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region whose importance in international politics, in global economic and commercial terms is increasing as well as improving institutional cooperation with the regional cooperation organizations," the ministry said in the statement, adding, "To this end, Turkey became a party to the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in 2010 as the first step to develop our institutional relations with the ASEAN, which occupies a pivotal position in Southeastern Asia.

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