Announcement

Strengthening cooperation with South East Asia

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Today the UK acceded to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed this saying:

“I am delighted that today the United Kingdom is acceding to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. The UK is committed to strengthening its engagement with the countries of ASEAN. The fast emerging economies of the region are playing a central role in fuelling global economic growth and prosperity and ASEAN members have a significant contribution to make to regional peace and security. Today’s accession is an important step towards deeper mutual understanding between the UK and ASEAN and I look forward to greater collaboration on our joint economic and security interests in the months and years ahead.”