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Moon requests continued support from OANA news agencies for Korea peace

Moon requests continued support from OANA news agencies for Korea peace

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in asked Thursday for continued attention and support for the Korea peace process from Asia-Pacific news agencies, as he greeted their representatives at Cheong Wa Dae. “Peace on the Korean Peninsula is a starting point for achieving a peace community of co-prosperity,” Moon said in a meeting with the heads of 32 […]

Senior U.S. diplomat calls recent Moon-Abe meeting ‘encouraging’ sign

Senior U.S. diplomat calls recent Moon-Abe meeting ‘encouraging’ sign

Seoul: The top American diplomat for East Asia on Wednesday described this week’s meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an “encouraging” sign in fence-mending efforts between Seoul and Tokyo. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell made the remarks after paying courtesy calls on Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha […]

U.S. underscores commitment to Indo-Pacific region after RCEP deal

U.S. underscores commitment to Indo-Pacific region after RCEP deal

Washington: The United States has underscored its commitment to free trade with the Indo-Pacific region after a bloc of nations led by China struck a major trade deal without U.S. participation. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the world’s largest free trade agreement, was announced earlier Monday by the 10 member states of the Association of […]

South Korea’s president revs up ASEAN diplomacy, breaks ice with Abe

South Korea’s president revs up ASEAN diplomacy, breaks ice with Abe

Bangkok: Attending ASEAN-hosted summits here this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in had multiple goals — from drumming up support for the dormant Korea peace process to reaching out to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He also placed a focus on drawing more attention to an upcoming ASEAN-South Korea commemorative summit and a separate Mekong-South […]

Kuwait’s Al Hajraf to be named new Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General

Kuwait’s Al Hajraf to be named new Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General

By Habib Toumi Manama: Kuwait’s finance minister Nayef Al Hajraf will be the next Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), reports in Kuwait said on Monday evening. The position rotates among the member states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Oman was supposed to hold the […]

Pakistan closes Kabul embassy following harassment of diplomats

Pakistan closes Kabul embassy following harassment of diplomats

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul will remain closed from today (Monday) for an indefinite period due to the harassment of Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan’s capital. “Due to security reasons, Consular Section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul will be closed from tomorrow Monday, 4th November, 2019 until further intimation,” a statement issued […]

Moon, Abe hold 11-minute separate ‘conversation’ in Bangkok

Moon, Abe hold 11-minute separate ‘conversation’ in Bangkok

Bangkok:  South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a brief one-on-one “conversation” in Bangkok on Monday, Cheong Wa Dae announced. They sat down together for 11 minutes on the sidelines of the ASEAN Plus Three summit at IMPACT Forum in the Thai capital. Moon and Abe had the separate meeting […]

Senior diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. hold talks in Bangkok

Senior diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. hold talks in Bangkok

Washington/Seoul: Senior diplomats of South Korea and the United States have held talks in Thailand over the bilateral alliance and trilateral cooperation with Japan, their ministries said on Sunday. Yoon Soon-gu, deputy minister for political affairs at Seoul’s foreign ministry, met with David Stilwell, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, […]

Kyrgyzstan president highlights priorities in meeting with media

Kyrgyzstan president highlights priorities in meeting with media

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has stressed that reforming the judicial and legal system and the fight against corruption were among the priorities of his presidency. The digitalization of the country, the implementation of the state policy for regional development, taking measures to improve the investment climate and supporting the social sector and agriculture are […]

35th ASEAN Summit opens in Thailand

35th ASEAN Summit opens in Thailand

By Habib Toumi Bangkok: The 35th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially began on Sunday morning at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Thai capital. Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the plenary session attended by the ASEAN leaders from the 10 members states. According to ASEAN site, […]

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