Formed on August 8, , by Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, as a non-provocative display of solidarity against communist expansion in Vietnam and insurgency within their own borders. Following the Bali Summit of , the organisation embarked on a programme of economic cooperation, which floundered in the mid's only to be revived around a Thai proposal for a regional "free trade area". The countries meet annually. The economies of member countries of ASEAN are diverse, although its major products include electronics, oil, and wood. It includes more Muslims than any other geopolitical entity. About million Muslims live mostly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.
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Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against marine plastic pollution and stressed the importance of a regional trade pact first proposed by China. ASEAN leaders face calls from rights groups to rethink support for plans to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who have fled member state Myanmar, where activists say returnees could face discrimination and persecution. More than , Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh in , according to U. Malaysia's foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah on Saturday called for perpetrators of massacres and atrocities against the Rohingya to be "brought to justice," according to a tweet issued by his ministry.
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Judy Gabato, officer-in-charge at the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas, confirmed this yesterday in an interview at the sidelines of the 1st Cebu Tourism Summit. Tentatively, she said these meetings to be held in Cebu and Bohol will happen in April next year. Last year, Cebu hosted some of the meetings of the APEC Summit, bringing thousands of delegates from various countries.
Cebu City Police Office Director Joel Doria said they will be coordinating with the tourism secretary and will also wait feedback from the Department of Tourism-7 for the implementation of the plan. In the meantime, Doria has also instructed other police units to secure the tourists places in the city, just in case some of the ASEAN Summit delegates will visit those areas. Also, his office will now deploy about personnel for the ASEAN Summit on April 4 to April 7, since the initial plan of having just one venue has been changed to two. Earlier, Doria said that they will deploy only about personnel from their police headquarters, since there's only one venue for the ASEAN Summit in the city. We have to provide security sa mga venues ," Doria told reporters.