Some 30 documents adopted as 55th ASEAN meetings conclude

Cambodia's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn speaks during a press conference at the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Phnom Penh on Aug 6, 2022. (TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP) PHNOM PENH – The 55th ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings have successfully concluded, adopting some 30 documents on regional cooperation, […]

55th ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting kicks off in Cambodia

(From left to right) Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Philippines Foreign Affairs acting Undersecretary Theresa Lazaro, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam Foreign Minister But Thanh Son, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia's Foreign Minister Peak Sokhonn, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Brunei Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Erywan Yusof, […]

ASEAN keeps firm focus on recovery

Economic priorities expected to draw attention when foreign chiefs meet Delegates pose at the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Feb 17. They reiterated commitment to ensuring the full and effective implementation of the RCEP. (SOVANNARA / XINHUA) Efforts to promote sustainable development as part of Southeast Asia's recovery from the pandemic […]

All pain and no gain

(ZHENG YING / FOR CHINA DAILY) The United States’ introduction of the “Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity” sits outside of the established framework of cooperation within the region. US President Joe Biden was clear about the purpose of the proposal in his visit to Japan. “We’re writing the new rules for the 21st-century economy,” he […]

ASEAN defense ministers vow to boost bloc’s centrality, unity

A security person stands outside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 25, 2021. (ACHMAD IBRAHIM / AP) PHNOM PENH – The defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations vowed on Wednesday to strengthen the bloc's centrality, unity and rules-based order for the benefit of the people in […]

Cambodia: ASEAN needs to strengthen centrality, unity, solidarity

A security person stands outside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 25, 2021. (ACHMAD IBRAHIM / AP) PHNOM PENH – Cambodia's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said here on Tuesday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations needs to strengthen its centrality, unity, and solidarity to address key challenges for […]

A summit without substance

Hailed as a historic event in a press statement released by the US State Department, the US-ASEAN Special Summit 2022 on May 12 and 13 was the first such meeting held in Washington DC and at the White House since the US started its dialogue relationship with ASEAN 45 years ago. Eight out of the […]

Promoting a stable, prosperous Asia

(SONG CHEN / CHINA DAILY) Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. At a commemorative summit in November, the two sides upgraded the bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership. As a result, China-ASEAN relations got off to a good start […]

ASEAN Ceramics Thailand 2022

Southeast Asia’s leading international exhibition of machinery, technology and materialsfor manufacturing advanced ceramics. BANGKOK, Mar 31, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – ASEAN Ceramics 2022 is all set to take place from 30th November – 2nd December 2022 in Thailand. Messe Munchen, through their Southeast Asian operation, MMI Asia, announced its collaboration with AES (Asian Exhibition Services) on 15th September […]

Cambodia says ASEAN-US summit postponed

A security person stands outside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 25, 2021. (ACHMAD IBRAHIM / AP) PHNOM PENH – A summit between US President Joe Biden and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations slated for March 28-29 has been postponed, Cambodian foreign ministry's spokesman Chum Sounry […]

ASEAN foreign ministers meet on pandemic, economic recovery

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (from left to right): Malaysia's Saifuddin Abdullah, Philippines' Teodoro Locsin, Singapore's Vivian Balakrishnan, Cambodia's Prak Sokhonn, Indonesia's Retno Marsudi, Laos' Saleumxay Kommasith and ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi pose for a group photo during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Phnom Penh on Feb 17, 2022. […]

ASEAN is poised for post-pandemic inclusive growth and prosperity – here’s why

The COVID-19 pandemic caused global investment activities to fall – due to economic uncertainties, lockdowns, supply chain disruptions and postponement of investment by multinational enterprises. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) also recorded a decline in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020 to US$137 billion, down from its highest-ever inflow of US$182 billion in […]

Evil intention to stir up trouble

China always exercises maximum restraint in safeguarding its sovereignty and rights and interests in the South China Sea, and treats neighboring countries as equals. China and the other claimant countries have worked hard to maintain a peaceful environment in the disputed area. In contrast, the United States, one of the few major countries that has […]