|Guidance, Course, Path
|The course or path along which something moves or lies
|The meetings in Asia could set the direction for the future of world trade and the region itself.
|Tomorrow, Prospect, Destiny
|Past, History, Yesterday
|The time or a period of time following the present
|The leaders met to plan for a united future, addressing economic, security, and political conditions in Asia.
|Financial, Monetary, Fiscal
|Related to the production, distribution, and use of wealth
|The group aims to work together to improve economic conditions in Asia and increase collaboration among member nations.
|Safety, Protection, Defense
|The state of being free from danger or threat
|Improving security conditions is a key goal of the newly formed group, addressing regional concerns and challenges.
|Governmental, Civic, State
|Relating to the government or public affairs
|The leaders discussed plans to enhance political conditions in the region, fostering cooperation and diplomatic relations.
|Impact, Authority, Sway
|The capacity to have an effect on others or events
|East Asia wants to prevent the loss of trade and influence to other global regions, ensuring its relevance in world affairs.
|Alliance, Union, Coalition
|A group of people organized for a joint purpose
|ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is a key regional association represented in the East Asia Summit.
|Augment, Expand, Boost
|Decrease, Diminish, Reduce
|To become or make greater in size, amount, or degree
|Both population and world trade are expected to increase, making the group more influential in the future.
|Specialist, Authority, Professional
|Novice, Amateur, Beginner
|A person with extensive knowledge or skill in a particular area
|An expert on Asia predicts that the region will have three of the four largest economies globally by 2050.
|Area, Zone, Territory
|Expanse, Whole, Entirety
|An area or division, especially part of a country or the world
|The East Asia Summit involves leaders from countries in the Asia-Pacific region, collaborating on shared interests.
|Power, Strength, Energy
|Weakness, Impotence, Inefficiency
|Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action
|The new group could become an economic force, similar to the European Union, contributing to global economic dynamics.
|Plan, Suggestion, Offer
|Rejection, Refusal, Disapproval
|A formal suggestion or plan made to a person or group
|The rich nations announced aid proposals for poor countries, aiming to address issues discussed at the ministerial conference.
|Administrative, Governmental, State
|Nongovernmental, Lay, Civilian
|Relating to government ministers or ministries
|The World Trade Organization’s ministerial conference addresses global trade issues and negotiations among member nations.
|Farming, Rural, Agrarian
|Urban, Industrial, Nonagricultural
|Related to the cultivation of the soil and the production of crops
|Agricultural support programs were a major issue at the previous W.T.O. ministerial conference in Cancun.
|Bargain, Confer, Mediate
|Refuse, Reject, Dispute
|To discuss or arrange terms, agreements, or a settlement
|The W.T.O. is the only international organization that negotiates trade rules among its 148 member countries.
|Tariffs, Duties, Levies
|Exemptions, Allowances, Rebates
|Taxes imposed on goods imported into a country
|Plans to end import taxes on goods aim to promote trade and reduce barriers for some developing nations.
|Pact, Accord, Treaty
|Disagreement, Dispute, Discord
|A formal arrangement or understanding between parties
|The last W.T.O. ministerial conference in Cancun ended without a new trade agreement, leading to ongoing challenges.
|Circumstances, Situations, Terms
|The factors affecting the way in which something exists or happens
|The group agreed to meet again next year, addressing conditions in the Asia-Pacific region and continuing discussions.
|Menace, Intimidate, Endanger
|Protect, Defend, Safeguard
|To cause harm or danger to someone or something
|Developing countries threatened to block any trade deal that did not provide better prices for specific agricultural products.
|Encouraging, Promoting, Nurturing
|Hindering, Suppressing, Obstructing
|Promoting the growth or development of something
|The leaders discussed plans to foster cooperation and diplomatic relations, enhancing the unity and strength of the group.