The NEAT Working Group (WG) on Overall Architecture of Community Building in East Asia met on June 13 and 14, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan, with 21 participants from the 13 NEAT member countries.
This WG meeting in 2007 provided the venue for intensive and productive discussions on the challenges with the idea of promoting the ASEAN Secretariat as the hub of policy making and regional cooperation. The WG envisions the effective utilization of the APT framework to promote functional cooperation among member countries, and the leading role of the ASEAN Secretariat in initiating, coordinating and realizing regional cooperation.