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Myanmar Ratifies ASEAN Charter as Political Deadline Looms
  • International Trade
  • Myanmar
  • 08 August 2008

Myanmar has become the seventh Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member to ratify the ASEAN Charter. The focus is now on Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, where approval has stalled over a combination of thorny political factors. Rejection of the charter by any of these large founding members would be damaging, but all three are expected to meet the target of the next ASEAN leadership summit.

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