Thailand and ASEAN Framework

1. ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC)
The role of Thai government in political-security cooperation with ASEAN has established since 1967 towards regional peace and stability based on three characteristic:
1) A rules-based community of shared values and norms;
2) A cohesive, peaceful, stable and resilient region with shared responsibility for comprehensive security;
3) A dynamic and outward-looking region in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world.
Consequently, the Thai governments have supports several issues in political-security cooperation, such Thailand has also played an important role in the promotion and protection of human rights in the region, as testified by the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) under our chairmanship in 2009. Thailand has also actively participated and supported the involvement of relevant stake