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ASEAN SUMMIT

Boosting intra-Asean trade key community goal

Shanmugam says current figures do not compare well with other common market communities
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 05:50
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Prime Minister Lee, Philippine President Benigno Aquino (left), Prime Minister Abe (right) and other heads of state arriving for the Asean-Japan Summit during the Asean Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw.

THE Asean Economic Community will become a reality next year - but trade among member states still has some way to go.

"What does Asean mean to our people? It must be to increase trade," Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told reporters here on Wednesday.

"If you look

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