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- n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
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As demonstrated in Exhibit 4, it was also in direct competition with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN.8 Prices for some of Indonesia’s exports were influenced by international commodities agreements, and the rest were subject to wide price fluctuations in world commodity markets.
Surakiart artfully locked in early endorsement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN, thus showing broad support, and even more important, precluding a number of attractive candidates who did not feel they could present themselves given ASEAN’s decision.
China has aggressively promoted regional trade, including a free-trade zone with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN and a bilateral trade agreement with Australia.9