ASEAN summit - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   28th and 29th Association of ASEAN summit concluded on 8th September 2016. What was the theme for this summit?

a. Turning Myth Into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community
b. Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community
c. Turning Dreams into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community

Explanation:
ASEAN Summit 2016 namely the 28th and 29th associations of ASEAN Summit concluded on 8th Sept 2016 at Vientiane Laos.

  • The theme for the summit was Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community
  • HE THongloun Sisoulith, PM of Laos PDF was Chairperson of the summit
  • The summit was held from 6-8th Sept 2016
  • It was attended by leaders of 10 member ASEAN nations namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia
  • ASEAN leaders at the summit discussed the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and enhanced cooperation with external partners of ASEAN
  • The nations also adopted the initiative for ASEAN Integration Work Plan III and Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 which is an integral part of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025
  • The ASEAN declaration on One ASEAN, One Response: ASEAN Responding to Disasters as One in the Region and Outside the Region was also signed
  • Several outcome documents were aimed at realising the 8 priorities for ASEAN Chairmanship 2016 and the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025
  • There was also an agreement to intensify ASEAN Cooperation with Dialogue Partners and External Parties through ASEAN led mechanisms namely ASEAN Plus One, ASEAN Plus Three, ASEAN regional forum, ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus and East Asia Summit
  • PM Narendra Modi represented India at the 14th ASEAN- India summit
  • The summit is ASEAN’s highest policy making body. Chair of the ASEAN Submit rotates annually in alphabetical order of English names of member states