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ASEAN at 50: So what?

Jakarta | Tue, August 8, 2017 | 10:21 am
ASEAN at 50: So what? In consultation: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi discuss on the sidelines the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on April 29. (Courtesy of the Presidential Office/File)

PREMIUM On Aug. 8. ASEAN marks an enormous milestone as it celebrates 50 years since it was first established through the Bangkok Declaration of 1967. From its initial membership of five states, the regional organization has come a long way from its rather uncertain and unassuming beginnings. Over the years, ASEAN has grown in confidence, developing several ambitious initiatives and notching some impor...

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