PM Srettha Thavisin met with his Lao counterpart Sonexay Siphandone during his visit to Laos in October.

Full speed ahead for Thai-Lao ties

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin knows the importance of neighbouring Laos, so he did not miss any opportunity to reaffirm the strength of multifaceted cooperation during his visit last week. Srettha…

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File photo : Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel gestures as he arrives to attend the EU-ASEAN in December 2022.//AFP

Luxembourg to sign the ASEAN TAC next year

Jakarta – ASEAN leaders have welcomed Luxembourg’s intention to accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told a press conference…

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Philippines’ President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. attends the plenary session of the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta on September 5.//AFP

Philippines says ‘ready’ to chair ASEAN in 2026 instead of Myanmar

Jakarta, Indonesia  – The Philippines is ready to chair ASEAN in 2026 instead of Myanmar, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said Tuesday, as the bloc wrestles with how to engage with…

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(L-R) Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sarun Charoensuwan, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Laotian Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah pose for a family photo during the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta on September 5.//AFP

ASEAN leaders seek unity at summit dominated by Myanmar crisis

Jakarta, Indonesia – Southeast Asian leaders met in Indonesia on Tuesday to seek a united voice on the years-long Myanmar crisis and tackle rifts over China’s growing assertiveness in the…

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Myanmar to skip Asean chair of 2026

Myanmar’s Asean chairmanship will give up its chair in 2026 due to the domestic situation and the country’s unpreparedness, according to diplomatic sources.The chair will be taken up by the…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits in Phnom Penh on November 13, 2022. / AFP

Cambodian PM Hun Sen says positive for Covid after hosting ASEAN summit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he had tested positive for Covid-19, after hosting more than a dozen world leaders including US President Joe Biden at a summit in…

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U.S. President Joe Biden walks as Balinese dancers perform during his arrival for the G20 Summit at Ngurah Rai International airport in Bali, Indonesia, 13 November 2022. Made Nagi/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. seeks no conflict with China, says Biden as G20 leaders gather

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday his country will maintain open communication lines and seek no conflict with China, ahead of what…

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PM urges Thais to help ensure smooth summit for APEC delegates

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared Thailand’s readiness today (Sunday) to host the APEC Summit on November 18th and 19th, as he urged the Thai people to join the government in…

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‘I feel good’: Biden says midterms send him to Xi meet ‘stronger’

(AFP) – US President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democrats’ unexpected midterm election successes sent him into crunch talks with China’s Xi Jinping in a stronger position. Biden’s party…

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Thai PM proposes strategic partnerships between ASEAN and US

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed a comprehensive strategic partnership between ASEAN and the United States in the areas of economic development and climate change, as well as a…

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the ASEAN – U.S. summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Biden pledges US will work with Southeast Asian nations

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Saturday that the United States would work with a strategically vital coalition of southeast Asian nations, telling leaders that “we’re going…

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba (L) shakes hands with Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn (R) during the signing ceremony of the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) by Ukraine, in Phnom Penh on November 10, 2022. (Photo by TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP)

Ukraine signs ASEAN cooperation pact, Zelenskyy’s video address denied

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia  — Ukraine signed a cooperation treaty with ASEAN on Thursday in a largely symbolic act that comes as Kyiv tries to mobilize international support for the war…

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This handout photo taken and release by Cambodia’s Government Cabinet shows Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) speaking to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 10, 2022, amid the ASEAN Summit. (Photo by Kok Ky / CAMBODIA’S GOVERNMENT CABINET / AFP)

Prayut, Hun Sen pledge to step up crackdown on cross-border scams

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o–cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen on Thursday pledged to step up cooperation to crack down on call center scams using Cambodia as their operation base….

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Workers unfold a banner for the upcoming ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2022. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodia releases ASEAN Summit agenda

Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formally announced the agenda for the upcoming ASEAN Summit and related high-level meetings to be held in Phnom Penh from November 10-13. Meanwhile, the…

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(File) His Excellency Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Cambodia offers to host Russia-Ukraine talks during ASEAN summit

Cambodia has offered to use the upcoming ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh next week to host talks between Russia and Ukraine, according to a senior official of the Cambodian Foreign…

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Biden to join ASEAN summit, Harris to attend APEC

US President Joe Biden will use his visit to Cambodia next month for a summit with ASEAN to reaffirm the US commitment to Southeast Asia, according to the White House….

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Thai PM urges ASEAN to develop coordinated voices, innovative approaches to US and China

In his speech, on the first day of the 39th ASEAN Summit via a video conference this morning (Tuesday), Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged other leaders of the Association…

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Southeast Asian summit begins without Myanmar after junta snubbed

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (AFP) – Southeast Asian leaders kicked off an ASEAN summit Tuesday but Myanmar refused to send a representative after being angered by the bloc’s decision to exclude the…

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Junta spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun speaking during a live press conference organised by the military government in Naypyidaw. Myanmar’s junta threatened on October 25 to skip an ASEAN summit after the bloc said its chief could not attend over doubts of the military government’s commitment to defusing a bloody crisis. Handout / AFPTV / Myanmar Radio and Television / AFP

Myanmar threatens to skip ASEAN summit over junta chief’s exclusion

Myanmar’s junta threatened on Monday to skip an ASEAN summit after the bloc said the country’s military chief could not attend over doubts about the government’s commitment to defusing a bloody crisis. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the generals ousted civilian…

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ASEAN won’t invite Myanmar junta leader to summit

In the strongest sign of its frustration with the continuing crisis in Myanmar, ASEAN foreign ministers have decided not to invite the country’s junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing to…

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ASEAN chair Brunei confirms junta leader not invited to summit

Brunei said on Saturday a non-political representative from Myanmar will be invited to an upcoming summit of leaders from Southeast Asian countries this month, effectively sidelining the leader of a…

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Protesters prepare to burn the flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grouping, as they take part in a flash mob demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on June 14, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Op-Ed: Myanmar’s membership of ASEAN challenged

It becomes clearer by the day that Myanmar’s military regime, headed by Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing, is moving painfully slowly towards the implementation of the five-point consensus agreed in…

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Anti-coup protesters hold a banner as they march along a street in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, April 24, 2021. (AP Photo)

Myanmar Report: ASEAN five-point consensus and the reality of the people of Myanmar

Despite Indonesia being adamant that the invitation of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to the ASEAN summit is not, and should not be seen as any form of legitimization of…

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This handout photo taken on April 24, 2021 and released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows leaders attending the ASEAN summit on the Myanmar crisis in Jakarta. (Photo by HANDOUT / INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE / AFP)

Myanmar agreed to end violence against civilians

Myanmar has accepted a proposal to stop violence against civilians, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday after an ASEAN meeting on the crisis in Myanmar. Malaysian news agency…

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(Photo by Handout / ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT / AFP)

A missed opportunity in Jakarta for PM Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday that he would not attend the special ASEAN summit in Jakarta this Saturday to address the ongoing crisis…

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Myanmar military junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing

Min Aung Hlaing to attend ASEAN summit

Myanmar military junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing will attend the ASEAN summit scheduled to be held in Jakarta on April 24, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tanee Sangrat has confirmed. Tanee…

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc looks on during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, May 31, 2017. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at ASEAN summit

Vietnam on Friday warned the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains as Southeast Asian leaders met online for a summit that will also be dominated by anxiety…

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PM Prayut to join ASEAN Summit on Covid-19

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will this morning join his ASEAN counterparts in a summit to discuss among other things concerted efforts by the regional grouping to fight against the novel…

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Two ex-UDD core members get 4 years for 2009 ASEAN Summit invasion

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the 4 year prison terms, without suspension, handed down by lower courts against two former core members of the red-shirt movement, otherwise known as the…

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US agrees to consider Thailand’s request for a review of GSP cuts

The United States has agreed to consider Thailand’s request for a review of the suspension of trade preferences for Thai exports, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, in…

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Past aggression. Protesters loyal to fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra storm the venue of the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in 2009. AFP PHOTO (Photo by STR / AFP)

Three ex-UDD core members sentenced to 4 years for ASEAN Summit 2009 protest

Three former core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, also known as the red-shirt movement, were sentenced to four-years in prison, without suspension, by the Supreme Court…

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Gen Prawit confident of security arrangements for ASEAN summit

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of security affairs, General Prawit Wongsuwan, has confidence in the security measures for ASEAN leaders, their dialogue partners and delegates attending the 35th ASEAN summit…

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Thailand will negotiate with US on GSP issue during ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

Thailand will hold talks with the United States, about the GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) suspension for Thai exports to the US market, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit,…

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November 4th & 5th declared special public holidays for Bangkok and Nonthaburi

The cabinet has designated November 4th and 5th as special public holidays for Bangkok and its neighbouring province of Nonthaburi to ease traffic and facilitate the travel and security arrangements…

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Waipote stripped of MP status, faces arrest to serve time in prison

Palang Pracharat MP for Kamphaeng Phet province Pol Lt-Gen Waipote Arpornrat has lost his Member of Parliament (MP) status after the Supreme Court upheld the 4 year prison sentence handed…

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12 former UDD leaders imprisoned for 4 years by Supreme Court for disrupting the 2009 ASEAN Summit in Pattaya

The Supreme Court today upheld the four-year prison terms imposed on 12 former core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) for their role in leading red-shirt…

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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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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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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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