25th ASEAN Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Summit was held under the theme of Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community
25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 12 November 2014 to 13 November 2014.
Summit was held under the theme of Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community.
The Heads of State/Government of the ASEAN Group gathered to attend the summit. Along with the member states, the summit was also attended by the Heads of State/Government of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.
Myanmar chaired the ASEAN summit for the first time. Myanmar has chosen the Kha Yay or Star Flower as the logo for ASEAN Summit.
During the Summit, ASEAN members adopted the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration for the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision. The leaders adopted the ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change 2014.
Moreover, the summit also adopted a Declaration on Strengthening the ASEAN Secretariat and Reviewing the ASEAN Organs.
ASEAN was established in 1967 by the five founding fathers, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Later, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia also joined the group.
The first ASEAN Summit was held in Bali, Indonesia in 1976, while the 24th ASEAN Summit was held in Myanmar. Myanmar has been chosen for the chairmanship of ASEAN Summit for the 2014.
The next 26th ASEAN Summit will be held in Cambodia from 26 March 2015 to 28 March 2015.