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About ASEAN

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  • ASEAN(Association of South-East Asian Nations)

    First established in August 1967 to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian nations.

Myanmar,
    Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines

Importance of ASEAN-ROK Relations

  • ASEAN and Korea relations have progressed into a key partnership since the establishment of dialogue relations in 1989

    Conclusion of ASEAN-ROK FTA in 2009, Advancement of ASEAN-ROK dialogue relations towards Strategic Partnership since 2010

  • 1989
    • Initiation of Sectoral Dialogue Relations
  • 2009
    • Conclusion of ASEAN-ROK Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA)
    • ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Jeju-Island)
  • 2014
    • ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Busan)
  • 2017
    • Opening of ASEAN Culture House (ACH)
  • 2019
    • ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit (Busan)
KEY ECONOMIC PARTNER
  • ASEAN : The 2nd largest trading parter of Korea
  • Korea: The 5th largest trading partner of ASEAN

Trade Volume between ASEAN and Korea in 2018

  • Export(Korea→ASEAN) $100.2 billion
  • Import(ASEAN→Korea) $596 billion
MOST VISITED DESTINATION BY KOREANS

(As of 31 December 2018)

Korea 7.67 million, ASEAN 2.46 million