The High Level Task Force (HLTF) on ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision completed the draft vision documents at their 10th meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 2-4.

The meeting, the last of the task force, saw the conclusion of the drafting of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN Community Vision 2025, the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, and the Three Blueprints of ASEAN Community, including the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

HLTF Chair Hsu King Bee is expected to submit the final draft of the Integral Document to the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group (ACCWG) by October 15, following the endorsement and approval of blueprints by respective ASEAN Community pillars.

The ASEAN Vision 2025, in essence, underlined the determination of the Leaders as stated in the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration to “shape a bold and forward-looking future for ASEAN for the next decade, which will further enhance and consolidate the ASEAN Community building and integration process.”

This Vision aims to realise a politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible as well as a truly rule-based, people oriented, people-centred ASEAN, particularly in its post-2015 era.-VNA