The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) was created in 2002 to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level, helping to integrate the previously separate regional organizations of political or economic cooperation such as ASEAN, SAARC or the Gulf Cooperation Council. A few individuals see it as a precursor to an “Asian Union“.
Member countries have proposed to be prime movers in 20 areas cooperation, such as energy, agriculture, biotechnology, tourism, poverty alleviation, IT development, e-education and financial cooperation. From this e-Education prime mover is assigned to Malaysia.

ACD Member Countries:

• Afghanistan
• Bahrain
• Bangladesh
• Brunei
• Bhutan
• Cambodia
• Kazakhstan
• Kyrgyzstan
• Kuwait
• Lao PDR
• Malaysia
• Mongolia
• Qatar
• Russia
• India


• Singapore
• Sri Lanka
• Thailand
• Iran
• Japan
• Philippines
• Oman
• Saudi Arabia
• China
• Indonesia
• Myanmar
• Pakistan
• Republic of Korea
• Vietnam
• Turkey
• Tajikistan
• United Arab Emirates

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