Definition of “ASEAN” - English Dictionary


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/əˈziːən/ uk us

ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT abbreviation for Association of South-East Asian Nations: an organization of ten countries in southeast Asia, started in 1967 with the purpose of encouraging economic growth, and good relationships between countries in the area:

The Founding Fathers of ASEAN were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

(Definition of “ASEAN” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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