7-19-2009 UPDATE: This important story has been noted over at FulfilledProphecy as well, but I thought it critical that all view it here. This clearly appears to me that Obama will be propounding Solana's plan.
7-19-2009 ORIGINAL: According to a new release from Bernama.com has announced that the EU's relationship with the ASEAN countries has "slipped into new gear." The following are the ASEAN member countries all in Southeast Asia and the Indian/Pacific oceans:
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
According to EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Javier Solana, the EU "reached a milestone in our relations this year with the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) in Phnom Penh in May on the accession of the European Union and its member states to the Asean Treaty on Amity and Cooperation".
"Our mutual engagement is growing still closer and deeper, particularly in the area of building peace, security and cooperation around the globe," he said in an email to Bernama as he proceeded to Phuket in Thailand to attend the Asean Regional Forum (ARF).
"The EU and its Asian partners have a common resolve to tackle today's regional and global threats together and a common interest in developing a system of regional integration and global governance."