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Asean summit: PM sets out areas Asean can focus on in economic integration, tackling key challenges

(From left) Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 21.

[KUALA LUMPUR] The establishment of the Asean Community on Dec 31 is a significant milestone in the grouping's history, but Asean members must remember that the journey continues, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said today."We still have work to do," Mr Lee told his counterparts from nine other countries at the Asean Summit on Saturday morning.

He highlighted three items members should focus on as they commit to further breaking down barriers to trade and travel across the region of 625 million people.

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