East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — After years of canvassing and lobbying, Timor-Leste will be ready to become the 11th member of ASEAN by next year following extensive talks with Indonesia. If its admission is realized, it could potentially provide an economic boom for the tiny Southeast Asian backwater.

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