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