On 6 August 2021, the Ambassador of Viet Nam, as the current Chair of ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (ACS), organised an ASEAN Flag Raising ceremony in the occasion of ASEAN Day on 8 August at the Chancery. Ambassadors of other ACS countries – Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand – attended the event. ACS also issued an “ASEAN Day Message 2021” to enhance awareness on ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations and emphasise on possible areas of cooperation between ASEAN and Sweden such as sustainable development, innovation, and environment, etc.

          This year the ASEAN Day marked the 54th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN. On 8 August 1967, the five founding members- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand- signed the Bangkok Declaration to establish the regional organisation. Since then, ASEAN has served as a regional forum to promote cooperation, security, and prosperity for the region. ( the ASEAN Day Massage’s details are in the link: Click here )

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