11th ASEAN Summit
Malaysia is host to the 11th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits from 12th to 14th December 2005. As the Chair of the 39th ASEAN Standing Committee, it is Malaysia's turn to host the annual Summit. The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has been selected to be the venue of the Summit.
The event comprises eight summits altogether held back-to-back. They are:
11th ASEAN Summit
9th ASEAN Plus Three Summit
9th ASEAN-China Summit
9th ASEAN-Japan Summit
9th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit
4th ASEAN-India Summit
Inaugural ASEAN-Russia Summit
First East Asia Summit
The theme of this year's summit is "One Vision, One Identity, One Community". It reflects ASEAN's vision of maintaining the principles outlined in the 1967 Bangkok Declaration and achieving the goals set out in the 2003nBali Concord II of establishing an ASEAN Community comprising the three pillars, ASEAN Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. We also aspire an ASEAN Community of one identity based on common principles and shared values. The theme is also in line with Malaysia's aim, as Chairman of the 39th ASEAN Standing Committee, to create a people-oriented environment for ASEAN by increasing public awareness of ASEAN.
The Petronas Twin Towers were chosen as the Logo as it is believed that the twin structure symbolises the spirit of ASEAN where its ten member countries move together in tandem towards greater development while working to bridge the development gaps within ASEAN and between ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners, The ASEAN logo in the middle of the apex of the Towers symbolises ASEAN as a regional body. ASEAN integration and ASEAN being in the driver's seat in its relations with the Dialogue Partners.
The Summits allow Leaders of 17 ASEAN Member Countries and Dialogue Partners the opportunity to come together to exchange views on ways to enhance and advance the existing cooperation. The First East Asia Summit is an avenue for ASEAN to engage with countries from the world at large. The Summits also allow Malaysia to introduce some new initiatives during our Chairmanship, with the main one being creating greater public awareness of ASEAN among the people of ASEAN through people-oriented activities.