Monday, September 25, 2017

Egypt eyes closer ties with ASEAN

Egypt would like to enhance cooperation and strengthen ties with ASEAN due to the growing connectedness between North Africa and Southeast Asia.

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ASEAN and Canada promote SMEs

ASEAN and Canada agreed to enhance the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as part of their efforts to boost economic development in the region.

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World Economic Forum on ASEAN focuses on youth and technology

The World Economic Forum on ASEAN Meeting started yesterday in Phnom Penh. For the first time, Cambodia is hosting the World Economic Forum on ASEAN.

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Lessons from Cambodia-Thailand common visa

For the past four years, Cambodia and Thailand are the only two ASEAN counties to have adopted a common visa system under a pilot project that is now facing new challenges.

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ASEAN ponders a common visa scheme

As ASEAN becomes more economically and politically integrated, ways must be found to facilitate a secure and freer movement of people in the 10-member bloc.

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US global image declines in ASEAN

The global image of the US has deteriorated greatly since President Donald Trump assumed the leadership of the world’s most powerful country in January, according to the ASEAN Studies Centre at the Singapore-based Institute of Southeast Asian Studies – Yusof Ishak Institute.

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ASEAN wraps up summit with positive tone towards China

The Philippines issued a chairman’s statement nearly five hours after the end of the 30th ASEAN summit to make sure that it reflected the improvement of ASEAN-China relations and their cooperation in reducing tensions in the South China Sea.

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Manila is ready for 30th ASEAN Summit

The Philippines is ready to host the 30th ASEAN Summit amid tight security with deployment of troops as well as air and naval assets.

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Pence calls ASEAN a historic institution

US Vice President Mike Pence called ASEAN a “historic institution” that ensures the security and well-being of the people of Southeast Asia.

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State Counsellor expected to brief ASEAN on Rakhine

State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to update ASEAN on developments in Rakhine State when she attends the 30th ASEAN Summit on April 28-29 in Manila.

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