Myanmar unity gov’t welcomes Asean meeting consensus

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Myanmar’s newly formed National Unity Government (NUG) welcomed the five-point consensus on the coup crisis during a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). “This is what the National Unity Government has been calling for,” it said in a written statement released on Sunday. The new government made up of opponents… Read More Myanmar unity gov’t welcomes Asean meeting consensus

Asean leaders reach consensus on Myanmar coup crisis

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Stressing an end to the violence, the leaders of Association of Southeast Asian (Asean) countries reached a five-point consensus on the Myanmar coup crisis on Saturday, according to a joint statement. The statement after the regional group’s meeting in the Indonesian capital Jakarta demanded “immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar and (that) all… Read More Asean leaders reach consensus on Myanmar coup crisis

ASEAN summit to discuss Myanmar crisis

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet in Jakarta on Saturday to discuss the Myanmar crisis. Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Indonesian President Joko Widodo have confirmed they will be attending the summit. Philippine President… Read More ASEAN summit to discuss Myanmar crisis

China, Asean ministers applaud robust bilateral trade

HANOI: Economic ministers from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members on Thursday welcomed the robust growth of their bilateral trade and investment despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the 19th AEM (Asean Economic Ministers)-MOFCOM (China’s Ministry of Commerce) Consultations held via video link, the ministers regarded the growth as… Read More China, Asean ministers applaud robust bilateral trade

ASEAN economic ministers discuss recovery from COVID-19 epidemic

HANOI: Economic ministers of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday discussed the response to and recovery from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and its impacts. At the 52nd Asean Economic Ministers’ Meeting held online on Aug. 25, the attendees exchanged views on the economic impacts of the Covid-19… Read More ASEAN economic ministers discuss recovery from COVID-19 epidemic

Asean+3 discusses Covid-19 response plans

HA NOI: China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) affirmed their support for Asean’s initiatives in promoting cooperation to respond to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic at an online meeting of Asean+3 Senior Officials’ Meeting on Monday.  The RoK pledged to allocate USD1 million for Asean’s fund on Covid-19 response. Japan will continue to support… Read More Asean+3 discusses Covid-19 response plans