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ASEAN and the Dialogue Partners: From Strength to Strength Thein Swe 8 th Asia Economic Forum Hotel Sofitel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. March 18, 2012. ASEAN and Dialogue Partners. Dialogue Partners Australia Canada China India Japan Korea New Zealand European Union (EEC) Russia USA
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From Strength to Strength
8th Asia Economic Forum
Hotel Sofitel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
March 18, 2012.
European Union (EEC)
EAS - Australia
- New Zealand
- Republic of
South Pacific Forum
Gulf Cooperation Council
How can ASEAN deepen further and expand its present state of cooperation and partnership with all its Dialogue Partners in the most constructive manner?
How can ASEAN maintain and rejuvenate its dialogue relations and its proactive engagement with the Dialogue Partners in order to encourage them to positively support the ASEAN Community building, ASEAN integration, and ASEAN Connectivity?
ASEAN International Trade is mainly with non-ASEAN countries,
but majority is with Dialogue Partners
What more can ASEAN do, both collectively, and individually, to raise the profile of partnership and level of cooperation with each of the Dialogue Partners?
It is important that it is ASEAN led of shared vision with synergy and solidarity with Dialogue partners. But also to strengthen “Unity in Diversity” within ASEAN!
It is important that ASEAN also recognize, the role of Greater Mekong Subregion and Economic Corridors which Dialogue Partners are supporting
Two New Corridors
From Assam, India – thro’ Myanmar to Kunming
North-South Economic Corridor (1)
North-South Economic Corridor (2)
from Sittwe, Myanmar to Kunming,PRC
East – West Economic Corridor
US led Lower Mekong Initiatives
Myanmar (recently invited)
South Economic Corridor (2)
South Economic Corridor (1)
One more crucial area that ASEAN could do, is to raise the profile of partnership and level of cooperation with Dialogue Partners on the experience of economic integration among EU members and the Lessons Learned from Euro Zone debt crisis.
The inter-related factors resulted in the economic imbalances and Euro zone debt crisis were: