A few of the reasons Association of Southeast Asia

A few of the reasons Association of Southeast Asia (ASEAN) was established was to encourage political and economic cooperation and prevent political conflict amongst the nations as well as helping to develop each other since some of nations of Southeast asia is not as developed as some countries. On august 8 1967 in bangkok thailand the first founding countries signed the ASEAN declaration which were thailand, singapore, indonesia, malaysia and the Philippines then following the smaller and weaker countries joined which were Brunei Darussalam on jan 7 1984, Vietnam 28 july 1995,Lao PDR, Myanmar on 23 july 1997 following the tenth member cambodia on 30 april 1999. Even though most of the asean countries are still not developed that much the ASEAN members which joined a while after asean was founded were in a very weak state and joined ASEAN to get support and aid from other countries to grow their state. ASEAN focuses mostly

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