- Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
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Examples from the Web for asean
“For the record, this was not our understanding … we did not realize [this] would be translated into an ASEAN consensus,” he said.Obama’s Southeast Asia Trip: ‘Last Trick’ to Contain China?
November 20, 2012
Washington used to tell ASEAN, if we are going to talk, Myanmar has to leave the room.
It is about ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of which Burma is a member].
No wonder that China, Japan, India, and the European Union have all lined up to create free trade pacts with ASEAN.
The U.S. trade relationship with ASEAN is currently larger than it is with China.
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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Word Origin and History for asean
initialism for Association of South-East Asian Nations, formed 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand; since expanded to 10 nations.
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