Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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The Statesman’s Yearbook
book series (SYBK)
History and Membership. ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organization formed by the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand through the Bangkok Declaration which was signed by their foreign ministers on 8 Aug. 1967. Brunei joined in 1984, Vietnam in 1995, Laos and Myanmar in 1997 and Cambodia in 1999. Papua New Guinea also has observer status. In 2001 the combined GDP of member countries was estimated to be US$550,000m.
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