About 15th ASEAN Summit

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Asean summit 15th

The 15th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits will be held on 23-25 October 2009 in Cha-am Hua Hin, Thailand. Key Meetings at the Summit level include :

15th ASEAN Summit
12th ASEAN-China Summit
12th ASEAN-Japan Summit
12th ASEAN-ROK Summit
7th ASEAN-India Summit
12th ASEAN Plus Three Summit (with China, Japan and ROK)
4th East Asia Summit (with China, Japan, ROK, India, Australia and New Zealand)
ASEAN Leaders will discuss among themselves and with relevant Dialogue Partners on how to realise an ASEAN Community by 2015. In this connection, H.E. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has set out his vision for the ASEAN Community to be :

‘A Community of Action’ which can act decisively and promptly to address both internal and external threats as well as challenges to regional security and well-being of its peoples;
‘A Community of Connectivity’ where goods and peoples, as well as capital and investments can move without obstacles throughout the region via region-wide transportation linkages and harmonized rules and regulations;
‘A Community of Peoples’ where people can participate in and fully benefit from our regional integration.
Highlights for the Summits include the inauguration of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, the adoption of a declaration on climate change to reaffirm ASEAN position in the negotiation under the UN Frameworks Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the adoption of a declaration on education cooperation to achieve an ASEAN Community. Other issues affecting the well-being of the peoples including food and energy security, financial stability, pandemics as well as disaster management will also be discuss.

During the Summits, ASEAN Leaders will also meet with representatives from the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), ASEAN Youth and ASEAN Civil Society Organisations which reflect Thailand’s will to promote people’s participation in ASEAN Community-building process.

Source By: http://15thaseansummit-th.org/

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