ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)

What is ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)?

ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meaning

established – 25 July 1994


aim – to foster constructive dialogue and consultation on political and security issues of common interest and concern


members – (27) Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, NZ, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, US, Vietnam



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.