ASEAN: Growth ‘vital for Asean success’ Singapore’s Goh calls for strong leadership

Former prime ministers Goh Chok Tong of Singapore (left) and Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia spoke Thursday at the Bangkok Post Forum 2017 titled ‘[email protected]: In Retrospect’. (Photo by Patipat Janthong) Asean…

Asean has high potential to build up regional prosperity and stability but, to be successful, the regional bloc needs robust internal growth, regional integration, and strong collective leadership,
former Singapore premier Goh Chok Tong says.

 

Mr Goh, also Emeritus Senior Minister, said the important task for current and future Asean leaders is to help Asean ensure its cohesiveness and keep the regional architecture intact and relevant amid new challenges.

 

“If we can grow internally, link up through new technologies, and exercise collective leadership, Asean can contribute to the stability of…

Mr Goh reminded all Asean members to move forward together as an organisation and retain its cohesion. “That’s what China wants in the issue of South China Sea. That’s what the US wants in trade negotiations;…

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Courtesy: Bangkok Post | 17 Nov 2017 at 04:00 NEWSPAPER SECTION: NEWS | WRITER: PATPON SABPAITOON

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