11th ASEAN Summit
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Malaysia is host to the 11th ASEAN Summit and Related
Summits from 12 to 14 December 2005. As the Chair of the 39th ASEAN
Standing Committee, it is Malaysia's turn to host the annual Summit.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Center has been selected to be the venue
of the Summits. The event comprises eight summits altogether held
back-to-back, which are, the 11th ASEAN Summit, the 9th ASEAN Plus
Three Summit, the 9th ASEAN-China Summit, the 9th ASEAN-Japan Summit,
the 9th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, the 4th ASEAN-India Summit,
the Inaugural ASEAN-Russia Summit and the First East Asia Summit.
The theme of this year's Summit is "One Vision, One
Identity, One Community". It reflects ASEAN's vision of maintaining
the principles outlined in the 1967 Bangkok Declaration and achieving
the goals set out in the 2003 Bali Concord II of establishing as ASEAN
Community comprising the three pillars, ASEAN Security Community,
ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. We also
aspire an ASEAN Community of one identity based on common principles
and shared values. The theme is also in line with Malaysia's aim, as
Chairman of the 39th ASEAN Standing Committee, to create a
people-oriented environment for ASEAN by increasing public awareness
The Petronas Twin Towers were chosen as the Logo as it
is believed that the twin structure symbolizes the spirit of ASEAN
where its ten number countries move together in tandem towards greater
development while working to bridge the development gaps within ASEAN
and between ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners. The ASEAN logo in the
middle of the apex of the towers symbolizes ASEAN as a regional body,
ASEAN integration and ASEAN being in the driver's seat in relations
with the Dialogue Partners.
The Summits allow Leaders of 17 ASEAN Member Countries
and Dialogue Partners the opportunity to come together to exchange
views on ways to enhance and advance the existing cooperation. The
First East Asia Summit is an avenue for ASEAN to engage with countries
from the world at large. The Summits also allow Malaysia to introduce
some new initiatives during our Chairmanship, with the main one being
creating greater public awareness of ASEAN among the peoples of ASEAN
through people-oriented activities.
|Date of Issue
||12 December 2005
||30 sen, 50 sen, RM1
||40mm X 30mm