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ASEAN

(ˈæsɪˌæn)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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Noun1.ASEAN - 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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During a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Li had declared on the sidelines of the leaders' summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) in Kuala Lumpur.
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Obama was due to attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali on October 7-8, followed by the summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on October 9-10 in Brunei.
New Delhi, July 13 ( ANI ): Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) must strengthen ties with other countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Clinton, along with American businessmen, will attend a meeting which will be held by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), known as US-ASEAN Business Council.
He also stressed Bahrain's keenness to build bridges of co-operation with the rest of the world, particularly with Thailand and other members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations.
China, Japan, and South Korea said that they will hold discussions with the Association of South-East Asian Nations to strengthen the size and function of the Chiang Mai Initiative, a currency swap arrangement, and the Asian Bond Markets Initiative, which aims to develop efficient and liquid bond markets in the region.
He said the Association of South-east Asian Nations agrees that using force to settle the dispute is not an option.

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