Two important summits between South Korea and Asean members that took place this week underline the growing importance South Korea attaches to the South-east Asian grouping.
On Monday and Tuesday, the third Asean-South Korea Commemorative Summit took place in Busan, South Korea. A day later, South Korea hosted a smaller group of states in the Mekong sub-region - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, or CLMTV - in the first Mekong-South Korea summit. The summits marked the 30th anniversary of dialogue relations between Asean and South Korea.
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