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Top Stories : Minister of Foreign Affairs chairs the reception celebrating the ASEAN Community’s Establishment

         On 22 December 2015, H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, presided over the reception ceremony to celebrate the establishment of the ASEAN Community which is due to take effect on 31 December 2015. The reception, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was attended by approximately 300 guests, comprising of the diplomatic corps, representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as members of the media.

         The reception ceremony not only marked the celebration of a historical milestone for the region, but was also an opportunity to enhance the relations and networks among various agencies related to driving the ASEAN Community forward.

         The ASEAN Community will be officially established on 31 December 2015 with the three main pillars, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the ASEAN Economic Community, and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. The common vision of ASEAN leaders is to create a community which has competitive advantage, clear rules and regulations, inclusive participation, and people-centered development. The ASEAN Community strives to work to integrate all aspects, including political, security, economic, social and cultural dimensions as well as connectivity within and outside the region.