Asean

STARTING DATE: 22 Jun 2019

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TOTAL UPDATE: 38 STORIES

Thailand chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year.

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20 Mar 2020

Asean summit in Vietnam postponed until end-June

HANOI: A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

20 Mar 2020 4
Asean summit in Vietnam postponed until end-June
19 Oct 2019

Summit 'will strengthen ties'

The upcoming 35th Asean Summit will allow Thailand to enhance the bloc's centrality and strengthen ties with its partners, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

19 Oct 2019 1
15 Oct 2019

Two-day govt holiday for Asean summit

The cabinet has approved a two-day holiday for all government offices in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province during the Asean summit and other meetings to be held at Impact Muang Thong Thani early next month.

15 Oct 2019 2
Two-day govt holiday for Asean summit
6 Oct 2019

Asean 'confident' RCEP done by year's end

Asean Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi on Sunday expressed his confidence that the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand's chairmanship ends at the end of this year.

6 Oct 2019
Asean 'confident' RCEP done by year's end
9 Sep 2019

Peace pact aims for smoother waters

The Asean-China Ministerial Meeting culminated last month with the early completion of the Single Draft Negotiating Text of the Code of Conduct (CoC) for the South China Sea. The peace pact has been hailed as a beacon of hope for the long-troubled sea, with a bounty of oil and gas, a fishing ground, and a shipping route.

9 Sep 2019 1
Peace pact aims for smoother waters
9 Sep 2019

RCEP talks to end in November

Commerce and trade ministers from Asean's 10 member states and six trade partners have affirmed their commitment to finalising the RCEP negotiation by the end of this year.

9 Sep 2019 1
RCEP talks to end in November
7 Sep 2019

Speedy deal

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged Asean and six dialogue partners to wrap up talks on the long-overdue Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by this November.

7 Sep 2019 8
Speedy deal
7 Sep 2019

Asean pressed to oppose trade war

Southeast Asia's private sector has called on Asean heads of state and governments to make a collective statement for world economic peace.

7 Sep 2019 1
Asean pressed to oppose trade war
4 Aug 2019

Timor-Leste eyes Asean fold

It has been eight years since Timor-Leste submitted a formal application to be a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) but so far, the regional bloc has not accepted what would be its 11th member.

4 Aug 2019 5
Timor-Leste eyes Asean fold
3 Aug 2019

Pompeo ends frustrating Bangkok visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Thailand on Saturday with his hopes for resuming nuclear talks with North Korea dashed, while facing an escalating trade war with China and a potentially devastating breakdown in relations between key American allies Japan and South Korea.

3 Aug 2019 27
Pompeo ends frustrating Bangkok visit