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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten Southeast Asian states.
The festival was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the founding fathers-Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Since then, its membership has expanded to include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and socio-cultural evolution among its members, alongside the protection of regional stability and the provision of a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully.
ASEAN's further aims to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) also aims to provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres.