MOSCOW (Sputnik) — ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The association was set up on August 8, 1967 to accelerate economic, social and cultural development in the region.
The leaders of ASEAN member countries are expected to attend the Kuala Lumpur forum themed "Shaping the ASEAN Agenda for Inclusion and Growth."
The agenda of the meetings and speeches in the framework of the forum will include enhancing productivity through technology shifts, strengthening social protection systems and promoting stability through efficient governance.
According to the WEF, the forum is set to launch new reports on the future of jobs in ASEAN countries as well as other issues of economic development within the association.