Still, there is optimism about the region's prospects for growth although differences remain between neighbours on the way forward for the alliance.
The minister noted that other places have also denied Somad entry in recent years, including Hong Kong, Timor Leste, Britain, Germany and Switzerland.
The Prime Minister also said the matter would be brought to the attention of the Cabinet for further discussion before engagement is carried out with political parties.
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