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Vietnam PM: COVID-19 is test of ASEAN’s mettle as maturing community

Vietnam PM: COVID-19 is test of ASEAN’s mettle as maturing community

HANOI: The 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit “Cohesive and Responsive” was opened in Hanoi by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. In his opening remarks, PM Phuc highlighted the theme of the summit in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic which is hitting the region and the world. “The COVID-19 pandemic, which […]

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s position regarding the South China Sea has been clear and consistent, with views that it should remain a sea of peace and trade, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said. “Malaysia holds the view that the South China Sea should remain a sea of peace and trade,” he said. “Thus, matters relating to the […]

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today shared its own experiences and knowledge in facing the COVID-19 pandemic with ASEAN member states during a Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video-teleconferencing. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia had put in place several key strategies to address critical health, economic and social issues brought about by the pandemic, […]

Malaysia to share findings on COVID-19 cure with ASEAN and plus three partners

Malaysia to share findings on COVID-19 cure with ASEAN and plus three partners

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will share its findings with experts and scientists from ASEAN and the Plus Three partners – China, Japan and South Korea – to jointly pursue efforts in search of a vaccine for COVID-19, said Prime Minister  Muhyiddin Yassin. In a Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video conference today, […]

ASEAN, Plus Three partners must join forces to battle economic impact of COVID-19: Muhyiddin

ASEAN, Plus Three partners must join forces to battle economic impact of COVID-19: Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR: It is imperative for ASEAN to work closely with its Plus Three partners to ensure that Asia Pacific recovers from the economic impact of COVID-19 together, said Muhyiddin Yassin. In a Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 conducted via a video conference today, the Prime Minister said Malaysia has proposed that ASEAN […]

South Korea, ASEAN adopt new partnership vision statement in Busan summit

South Korea, ASEAN adopt new partnership vision statement in Busan summit

Busan: The leaders of South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during their special summit here Tuesday to upgrade their bilateral strategic partnerships on regional and global issues for a joint response to the opportunities and challenges ahead. President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of 10 Southeast Asian countries adopted a […]

South Korea-ASEAN summit to open in Busan, prologue to ‘New Southern Policy 2.0’

South Korea-ASEAN summit to open in Busan, prologue to ‘New Southern Policy 2.0’

Busan: A special group summit between South Korea and the 10 Southeast Asian nations will get under way in Busan on Monday, which Seoul views as another milestone in bilateral partnerships amid its signature New Southern Policy. President Moon Jae-in has invited the leaders of the ASEAN member states to the two-day event in Busan, […]

Moon views Busan summit with ASEAN as midterm review of New Southern Policy

Moon views Busan summit with ASEAN as midterm review of New Southern Policy

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday emphasized the significance of two upcoming summits with Southeast Asian nations in Busan for his administration’s signature New Southern Policy, as he had a weekly Cabinet meeting at the venue in the southern port city. He pointed out that the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, slated for Nov. 25-26, […]

Welcoming ceremony held in Busan for special summit with ASEAN

Welcoming ceremony held in Busan for special summit with ASEAN

Busan: South Korea held a welcoming ceremony in the southeastern port city of Busan on Sunday for a special summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) set to take place later this month. Some 10,000 citizens, as well as first lady Kim Jung-sook, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don, attended […]

Mahathir: If they do something not nice to us, we have to be un-nice to them

Mahathir: If they do something not nice to us, we have to be un-nice to them

Bangkok: When Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke at a dialogue session at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) last Saturday on the sidelines of the just concluded 35th ASEAN Summit here, he called for the 10-ASEAN nations to speak with one voice on the global stage to avoid being bullied, by developed nations in particular. […]

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