Asean Summit 2019

Future Forward spokeswoman advised to read more before making public comments

An economics professor at Chulalongkorn University has rebuked Future Forward spokeswoman Pannika “Chor” Wanich and advised her to equip herself with knowledge before making public comments “just for the sake…

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Thai PM to join G20 Osaka summit as ASEAN chair

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is leaving for Osaka on Thursday to attend the G20 summit which has become a highly-anticipated event this week in the wake of the lingering trade…

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FM Don advises Thanathorn not to talk about ASEAN

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai – “It took many years, since there were just five founding members, to become a grouping of ten countries. This is not a matter of just…

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Future Forward party leader urged ASEAN to drop the principle of non-interference

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit – “ASEAN in a year in which Thailand plays a leading role can prove that we can move beyond the fortress of ignorance under…

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ASEAN leaders’ spouses visited Royal Barges museum

June 23, 2019 – Spouses of ASEAN leaders visited the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok and witnessed a chanting demonstration for the Royal Barge Procession and enjoyed a…

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Thailand’s PM asked ASEAN people to awaken ASEAN DNA

“May I therefore take this opportunity to invite all of you, the people of ASEAN, present here today and all around the region, to awaken your sense of belonging in…

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ASEAN Summit accepts Thailand’s ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific concept

ASEAN leaders have accepted Thailand’s initiative to reinforce ASEAN’s leading role, in the conduct of relations with external partners in the region, by adopting the “ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific”…

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ASEAN leaders told to wake up to ASEAN DNA

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on his counterparts in ASEAN to awaken to the sense of belonging in the ASEAN Community, or ASEAN DNA, and join hands and hearts…

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Special silver lei souvenir gifts for ASEAN leaders and their spouses

ASEAN leaders and their spouses, attending the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, will each be presented with a special souvenir from the Thai government, a silver lei (garland) crafted by top…

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Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for…

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Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok. The…

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ASEAN to bid for the right to host 2034 World Cup

The 34th ASEAN Summit will tomorrow consider a proposal, from the ASEAN foreign ministers, for the regional bloc to submit a bid to host the football World Cup in 2034….

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US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war…

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Thailand’s PM holds talks with leaders of Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayut Can-o-cha held bilateral talks with the leaders of Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok today. Government deputy spokesman Lt-Gen Werachon…

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Pheu Thai calls on ASEAN leaders to press PM Prayut about democratic principles

As ASEAN leaders are now in Bangkok for the 34th ASEAN Summit, the opposition Pheu Thai party today called on them to apply pressure to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to…

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ASEAN leaders ready for summit

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PM vows to increase efforts against human trafficking following 2019 TIP report

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied that Thailand remains on Tier 2 of the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report and has vowed to continue tackling human…

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Thailand ready to host 34th ASEAN Summit

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SDGs ranking 2019 – Thailand 40th globally, 1st in ASEAN

Thailand ranks 40th out of 162 countries surveyed on development progress relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), moving up 19 places from last year, according to the Sustainable…

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ASEAN environmental issues worsened since 2009 – civil groups

In an exclusive interview with Thai PBS World, Premrudee Daoroung, founder and coordinator of the Project SEVANA South-East Asia, a platform that brings together local and regional activists from various…

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34th ASEAN Summit

34th ASEAN Summit 21st – 23rd June 2019   History     The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with…

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