ASEAN leaders push to realise community’s vision

The 30th ASEAN Summit kicked off on Saturday in Manila, the Philippines, with leaders of the 10-member regional bloc pushing forward the realisation of the ASEAN Community’s Vision 2025. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-level delegation from Laos at the summit, which took the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, according to a press release from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The leaders reviewed the progress made in implementing the ASEAN Community’s Vision 2025, ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprints 2025. The leaders also reviewed the progress made in implementing the Initiative for ASEAN Integration Work Plan III for 2016-2020.

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