These differences hinder efforts to find common solutions to particular issues, but also make it difficult to determine when collective action is appropriate in a given situation. Archived from the original on 20 December Department of Population Ministry of Immigration and Population. The AEC is the embodiment of the ASEAN's vision of "a stable, prosperous and highly competitive ASEAN economic region in which there is a free flow of goods, services, investment and a freer flow of capital, equitable economic development and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities". Therefore, the top priorities for countries in this region are to narrow gaps, reduce poverty and improve people's lives.
Second, upgrade financial cooperation in the region.
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Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism. With the implementation of the various policy measures introduced to promote innovation, restructuring and people's livelihood, the expected annual growth rate of around 7. Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos emphasise non-interference while older member countries focus on co-operation and co-ordination. On 28 AprilBrunei ratified the convention and a month later, the convention came into force. The ASEAN Secretariat has no legal authority to resolve such disputes, so disputes are resolved bilaterally through informal means or through dispute resolution.