AEC 2015

AEC 2015

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Declaration on the ASEAN Economic
Community Blueprint


ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint


Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic


Annex 1


WE, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic
of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic
of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of
Viet Nam, Member Countries of ASEAN, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN and the
13th ASEAN Summit in Singapore;
RECALLING our earlier decision to establish by 2020 the ASEAN Community, including the
ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), made in the Declaration of ASEAN Concord II in Bali,
Indonesia, on 7 October 2003;
DETERMINED to achieve higher levels of economic dynamism, sustained prosperity, inclusive
growth and integrated development of ASEAN;
CONSCIOUS of the increasing interdependence of the ASEAN economies within the region as well
as with the rest of the world and stressing the importance of narrowing the development gap for
accelerating the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015;
RECOGNISING that different levels of development within ASEAN require some flexibility as ASEAN
moves towards a more integrated and interdependent future;
REAFFIRMING our collective commitment, made at the 12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu, the Philippines,
on 13 January 2007, to accelerate the establishment of the ASEAN Community, including its AEC
pillar, to 2015;
COGNISANT of the need to have a strengthened institutional framework and a unified legal
identity as set forth in the ASEAN Charter by putting in place rules-based systems to realise the
establishment of the AEC by 2015;
EXPRESSING satisfaction at the overall progress made and commitment shown by ASEAN in
developing the AEC Blueprint and to ensure its timely...

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