Bangladesh has been nominated as a member for ASEAN Regional Forum.The decision was taken at a ministerial level meeting of the ARS held at Laos. Bangladesh has been trying over the last few years to become a member of ARS. It is now going to be the 26th member of this organization. Bangladesh would be formally inducted as a member of ARS next year in Malaysia when the ministerial level meeting of the ARS is again scheduled to be held. Essentially the security of the Asian countries tops the agenda, although other matters are also discussed.