From time to time, we think of what we have done which may have an impact on others years later. I am now reminded of an example of this.
Back in April 2005, I attended an Asean Foreign Ministers Retreat in Cebu, Philippines, as the Foreign Minister of Thailand.
The assumption at the beginning of our meeting was that the East Asia Summit (EAS), scheduled to have its first meeting later that year, would be composed of 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), plus China, Japan and South Korea, and no more.
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