East Asia Summit
East Asia Summit (EAS) is an annual forum proposed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that includes leaders of ASEAN countries, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and Republic of Korea. This summit, at the first time proposed in 1991 by the President of Malaysia, has adopted the concept of taking measures to the internal problems of East and Southeast Asian countries with a special emphasis on the specific agendas debated during ASEAN summit meetings. In 2019, 14th session of East Asia Summit will be held in Thailand. With the addition of Russian Federation and United States at the 6th East Asia Summit, 2011, the forum gained an intercontinental status and reached the current number of members. Throughout the conference, the delegates will be discussing agenda items of the Rohingya Crisis, a major cultural, ethnic and religious issue known as world’s fastest growing refugee crisis; and enhancing economic cooperation with taking a consideration on Sustainable Development Goal 17, part of UN Knowledge Platform that focuses on revitalizing the global partnership for a sustainable development on trade, finance, data and monitoring, communication technology and capacity building.
- ·Rohingya Crisis
- ·Enhancing economic cooperation and trade relations between Member States with a special focus on SDG 17