China, Japan and South Korea leaders expected to join the 23rd Asean meeting 2013 in Brunei Darussalam. The 23rd Asean Summit kicks off today October 8, 2013 in Bandar Seri Begawan.
A total of 2,000 delegates from 18 Asia-Pacific countries and the United Nations are expected to attend the summit to discuss a wide range of issues affecting ASEAN, including security and economic growth in South Eeast Asian Countries.
The league of ASEAN is currently connected with other countries who aimed to participate on the missions and visions of the league. Apparently, the league is conducting an annual meetings with other countries in an organization collectively known as the ASEAN dialogue partners. ASEAN +3 adds China, Japan and South Korea. The formal summit are held in three days.
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ASEAN leaders hold an internal organization meeting.
ASEAN leaders hold a conference together with foreign ministers of the ASEAN Regional Forum.
Leaders of 3 ASEAN Dialogue Partners (also known as ASEAN+3) namely China, Japan and South Korea hold a meeting with the ASEAN leaders.
And a separate meeting is set for leaders of 2 ASEAN Dialogue Partners (also known as ASEAN+CER) namely Australia and New Zealand.
The summit will also see the adoption of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Elimination of Violence Against Children – both important agreements for the association’s members.
Myanmar frees prisoners ahead of Asean summit 2013— Myanmar’s president pardoned 56 political prisoners on Tuesday, an amnesty apparently timed to highlight the government’s reforms ahead of a regional summit as well as important negotiations with a rebel group at home. ASEAN PHOTO