Don't be confused with the terms ASEAN and Asian. ASEAN is just the ten member countries (on the map). In fact, just an extra fact here; there are about 47 countries in Asia. ASEAN is in Asia but not all Asian countries are ASEAN. Either way, you should be proud of being an ASEAN citizen and an Asian at the same time.
ASEAN Charter, Article 6
Admission to be a member of ASEAN should be based on these two criterias:-
- location of the country should be in the recognised geographical region of Southeast Asia;
- recognition by all ASEAN member states.