The organization was founded back in 1967 to improve cooperation across the region. in which both the United States and China are competing for influence.
ASEAN members are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam; their leaders meet for summits twice a year. This is a collection of DW's latest content related to the ASEAN.
The European Parliament is set to vote on the EU's free trade agreement with Vietnam. It's the most extensive agreement the bloc has ever reached with an emerging country. Vietnam is one of the Southeast Asian countries with the highest economic potential. The Europeans want to see tariffs cut - as well as bureaucracy.