The Bangkok Declaration of 8 August 1967 that established ASEAN declared among others the following which remain relevant for ASEAN political and security cooperation:

  • To accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asia; and
  • To promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter.

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