Glossary: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

DEFINITION:
Founded in 1967 for the purpose of promoting regional stability, economic development, and cultural exchange. ASEANs membership includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. India is a ""dialogue partner"" along with Austria, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russia, and the United States.

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