Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: ASEAN

Southeast Asian Leaders Throw Weight Behind China-led Trade Pact

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (6th from L) poses with (L to 5th L) Laos' Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar's Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, (6th R to R) Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Erywan Yusof, Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi during a bilateral meeting at the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on August 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [adding identity of Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies. Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day Association ...

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Bangladesh proposes safe zone in Myanmar for Rohingya refugees

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on Russia, China and India to help the country tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis. In an interview with Anadolu news agency, Momen said his government has proposed to establish a safe zone in Rakhine state in Myanmar from where the refugees ...

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China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

BEIJING: China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing’s expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with rival claimants in ...

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Pakistan, Indonesia sign several significant MoUs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Indonesia signed four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in energy, trade and training and education. The first agreement deals with the import of LNG and POL products from Indonesia. Pak Minister for energy and Indonesian Minister for energy and mineral development signed the agreement. The second ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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India to roll out red carpet to UK SMEs

LONDON: India has started to “roll out the red carpet” to UK SMES instead of subjecting them to a barrage of regulations. The move comes as India hopes to ramp up exports from Britain. “Earlier the mindset of the Government was all about being the regulator – these are the ...

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Can ASEAN rise to the next level

ASEAN will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year as a momentous milestone for the region after five decades of success and achievements. This remarkable year will be led by the Philippines as the new ASEAN chair country. Proclaiming this year’s theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” Philippine President Rodrigo ...

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