At the event (Photo: thainews.prd.go.th)
 
 
Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has held an event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN.

Speaking at the event, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said before the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), member countries gathered in the capital city of Thailand in 1967 and signed the Bangkok Declaration, the founding document of ASEAN, to form the bloc.

ASEAN is built on three pillars: the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). The association promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates the economic integration of its members.

The Thai Foreign Minister took the opportunity to call on member states to strengthen their partnerships and cooperation in all respects with the intention of establishing Southeast Asia as a stable and prosperous region./.