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Memorandum No.5

The Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT)

Policy Recommendation on

“Strengthening Cooperation and Consolidation towards Closer Integration”



The Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT) held its 9th Country Coordinators’ Meeting (CCM) and the 6th Annual Conference (AC) from 24 – 25 August 2008 at Sanur Beach Hotel, Bali, Indonesia. The two events were attended by participants from the academia and government.
The theme of the 6th AC was “Strengthening Cooperation and Consolidation towards Closer Integration”. It highlighted the efforts to strengthen cooperation and consolidation both among and within each NEAT member country.
 The NEAT reaffirms that the goal of community building in East Asia should be to promote the welfare and well-being of the people and realize the East Asian Vision of Peace, Prosperity and Progress. Community building should be based on universal values including good governance, the rule of law, democracy, human rights, and international law and norms. East Asian countries should promote these values as common goals.


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