Asean Summit

STARTING DATE: 17 Oct 2019

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The ASEAN Summit is a biannual meeting held by the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in relation to economic, political, security, and socio-cultural development of Southeast Asian countries.

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6 Nov 2019

Thailand passes sustainability torch to Vietnam

The 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits culminated on Monday with the handover of the Asean chairmanship to Vietnam. Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha handed a gavel, the symbol of the bloc's leadership, to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and hugged each other cordially.

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Thailand passes sustainability torch to Vietnam
5 Nov 2019

What’s the RCEP and what happened to the TPP?

When it comes to sweeping global free-trade agreements, President Donald Trump isn’t the only party-pooper. Two years after Trump withdrew the US from a 12-nation deal known as the TPP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pulled India out of a 16-nation grouping led by China known as the RCEP. In both cases, protectionism played a part; in both cases, the show goes on.

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What’s the RCEP and what happened to the TPP?
5 Nov 2019

From Japan to Asean

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to support Asean in its efforts to strengthen regional cooperation.

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From Japan to Asean
5 Nov 2019

Leaders skip US envoy meet

Seven Southeast Asian leaders on Monday skipped an important meeting with the United States after President Donald Trump decided not to attend their Asean Summit in Thailand.

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5 Nov 2019

India shuns RCEP

Asian leaders plan to sign the world's largest regional trade deal next year as India said it's not ready to join.

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India shuns RCEP
4 Nov 2019

Prince Andrew calls for entrepreneurial support

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has urged Asean leaders to create an entrepreneurial environment to ensure that future generations are better prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Prince Andrew calls for entrepreneurial support
4 Nov 2019

RCEP talks 'conclusive'

Asian countries held conclusive talks on what could be the world's biggest trade pact despite doubts raised by India, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit says.

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RCEP talks 'conclusive'
4 Nov 2019

'Still time'

Thailand still has time to renegotiate with US over suspension of duty-free preferences on imports of Thai goods, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says.

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'Still time'
4 Nov 2019

'Effort to embarrass'

US bemoans Asean leaders' 'intentional effort to embarrass' Trump by partially shunning Asean-US meet, diplomat says, as president invites them to 'special summit' in 2020.

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'Effort to embarrass'
4 Nov 2019

US envoy decries Chinese ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea

A US envoy on Monday denounced Chinese "intimidation" in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders in Nonthaburi, and conveyed an invitation from President Donald Trump for the leaders to attend a special summit in the United States.

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US envoy decries Chinese ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea