Thailand gears up for ASEAN Summit in Myanmar

Thailand is set to focus on creating democracy, human rights, national security, and resolving regional conflicts during the upcoming 24th ASEAN Summit during May 10-11 in Myanmar.
The Department of ASEAN Affairs said the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw would allow ASEAN leaders to review progress in building the ASEAN Community and identify priority issues that need to be completed, as well as set future directions of ASEAN in the context of setting the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision.
The department elaborated that the Thai delegation will focus on the acceleration of ASEAN Community building in key areas such as the promotion of shared norms and values, elimination of non-tariff measures, harmonization of rules and regulations, and addressing trans-boundary challenges.
The ASEAN Leaders will also meet with representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), Civil Society Organizations, and youths with a view to promoting participation by all sectors of society in building a people-centered ASEAN Community.
The summit will be held on the theme “Moving Forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community.” At the conclusion of the summit, ASEAN leaders will adopt the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on Realization of the ASEAN Community 2015.