Efforts to establish an Asean Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) by the end of 2015 are moving at a snail's pace, delegates at a seminar have been told.
A blueprint for the ASCC was drawn up by the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) as part of the move to create an Asean Economic Community by 2015. But of the measures necessary for its creation, just 5% have been implemented so far.
Speaking at a seminar on the issue attended by various civic groups on Wednesday, Rayakorn Ngamdee, head of the Asean Division at the Ministry of Human Development and Social Welfare, said progress had been disappointing.
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