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China eyes closer cooperation, lasting friendship with Laos


​China and Laos, two neighbors that share the same political system, witnessed a great advancement of bilateral ties on Thursday as the two countries signed 20 documents to boost cooperation.

It will be more constructive for ASEAN to enhance centrality in future development


​As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has established the ASEAN Community, it will be more constructive and reasonable for the 10-nation bloc to show the world a refreshing and more solid ASEAN role and identity in the regional and global arenas.

Cambodia hoists ASEAN flag to mark 49th ASEAN Day


Cambodia hoisted the ASEAN flag adjacent to its national flag at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the ASEAN Day.

Myanmar pledges to work for development of rules-based ASEAN


Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on Monday pledged to work for the development of the rules-based ASEAN, calling for support of his country people in the nation-building which he said will contribute toward the success of ASEAN.

Speech by the Minister of Tourism Republic of Indonesia at the 2nd ASEAN Development Forum


Arief Yahya, the Minister of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia delivered a keynote speech at the 2nd ASEAN development forum which is held by the Asia Pacific Daily in Hong Kong on Dec 14th with the theme of “Connectivity through interactions between regions, industries and civil societies”.

ASEAN Summit: Heavy workload awaits leaders starting to arrive today


A gruelling workload and hectic pace awaits 18 heads of states and governments who will be arriving here today to attend the 27th Asean Summit and related summits.

Malaysia heightens security ahead of ASEAN Summit amid unconfirmed terrorist threats


​Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Thursday that Malaysia has intensified its security arrangements for the upcoming ASEAN Summit, and the reports of imminent terrorist threats in the country have yet to be confirmed.

ASEAN Summit: Congestion to build up at city’s Golden Triangle area


Motorists in the city’s Golden Triangle area can expect traffic congestion during rush hour to get heavier in the coming days as regional and world ­leaders converge here for the 27th Asean Summit and related summits.

Philippines starts preparing for chairing ASEAN in 2017


​The Philippine government has started preparing for its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017, coinciding with the 50th founding anniversary of the regional grouping, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting kicks off in Malaysia


​The 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting opened here Tuesday, drawing foreign ministers and representatives from 10 Southeast Asian countries to focus on the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of this year.