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Now let's talk with Professor Jusuf Wanandi for more on the ASEAN meetings and their significance. Mr. Wanandi is the vice chairman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Foundation in Indonesia and has been studying the ASEAN region for many years.
Q1: Members of the East Asia Summit have shown an interest in incorporating Russia and United States into the organization. ASEAN members have agreed to the suggestion. What will this bring both to the EAS and ASEAN?
Q2: Professor, after years of study, what is your understanding of the ASEAN mechanism? And what role does it play in dealing with Asian affairs?