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ASEAN leaders adopt Indonesia-led Indo-Pacific outlook

ASEAN leaders adopt Indonesia-led Indo-Pacific outlook A plenary session is held at the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Saturday. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)
Dian Septiari
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Bangkok   ●   Sun, June 23, 2019

After more than a year of discussions, ASEAN leaders finally adopted a document outlining its geostrategic concept of the Indo-Pacific region, in which the bloc emphasized its centrality amid the competing major powers.

The document, “ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific" was adopted in the plenary session of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Saturday evening.

The adoption was concluded despite a rumor last week that Singapore wanted more time to discuss the matter.

Read also: Singapore 'holds back' adoption of ASEAN Indo-Pacific concept

Proposed by Indonesia, the outlook is intended to serve as the guid...

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