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Asean reaffirms regional cooperation by 2015

Asean leaders have recognised the urgency of the successful establishment of the Asean Community by 2015, at their meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.



The Nay Pyi Taw Declaration stated that all nations reaffirmed the commitment to the aims and purposes of Asean as set forth in the Bangkok Declaration of August 8, 1967, in particular to promote regional cooperation in Southeast Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region.

"The success of the ASEAN Community can be ensured only by sustained efforts to further deepen and broaden the integration process and to narrow the development gap within and among ASEAN Member States and by enhancing ASEAN's capability in addressing current and emerging issues of common interest and concern in a timely manner," it said.


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