The Jakarta Post I Sun, 05/08/2011 3:00 PM I World
Many young people in Southeast Asian countries have learned about ASEAN in school. Most, however, have no idea about how ASEAN, and “ASEAN connectivity”, could potentially benefit from them.
“Before the Youth Fourm and Festival, i only learned about ASEAN from my history books and ASEAN only sounded like jargon. But now i know that many things should be done. We have to socialize ASEAN from the grass roots, explaining to people what ASEAN is and how an ASEAN community would benefit them,” Indonesian Muhamad Iman Usman said after an informal meeting with the Head of States at the 18th ASEAN Summit on Saturday.
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