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 […]

RI strives to bridge differences in G20 to overcome economic challenges

JAKARTA, Jul 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The third Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting within the framework of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency kicked off in Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, on Friday (July 15). The 3rd Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting of G20 in Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, […]

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, PM’s office stormed

Police use teargas as Sri Lankan protesters storm the compound of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office, demanding he resign after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled amid economic crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 13, 2022. (RAFIQ MAQBOOL / AP) COLOMBO – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on Wednesday and hundreds of protesters […]

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 […]

Israel-Arab foreign ministers meeting to become annual forum

(Left to right) Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, and United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, pose for a group photo following their Negev meeting in the Israeli kibbutz […]

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. […]

Cambodia shelves ASEAN meet over attendance ‘difficulties’

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 said on Wednesday it had postponed a meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations scheduled for next week, because some ministers had expressed "difficulties" […]

Foreign minister: Japan aims to boost security ties with Australia

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during a joint press conference following a signing ceremony at the two-plus-two Foreign and Defense Ministers meeting between Japan and Indonesia at the Iikura Guesthouse of the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on March 30, 2021. (DAVID MAREUIL / POOL / AFP) Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday […]

Virus scare at G7 meeting after Indian delegates test positive

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a press conference with India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar following a bilateral meeting in London on May 3, 2021, during the G7 foreign ministers meeting. (PHOTO / AFP) India's entire delegation to the Group of Seven summit in London is self-isolating after two of its members tested positive […]

Myanmar blocks FB, new state council meets union officials

A convoy of army vehicles patrol the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar, Feb 3, 2021. (PHOTO / AP) YANGON – Myanmar's military blocked Facebook and other messaging services on Thursday, as state-run media reported that the State Administration Council held meetings with union ministers and officials from union-level organizations on Wednesday. Led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services […]