June 18, 1999
ASEAN-10 was born on the day Cambodia was officially admitted as a full member of this regional grouping. Therefore, April 30, 1999 should be remembered as a historic day for ASEAN. It took almost 32 years to complete the ASEAN-10. The road has not always been smooth, nor has it been without challenges. But those were the challenges of the past. Today we must focus on the challenges, and opportunities, of the future.