• Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:00
    Asean embarks on collaborative effort to combat the menace of wildlife trafficking
    THE REGION needs a clear action plan to tackle wildlife trafficking, experts stressed this past weekend as the leaders of Asean nations meeting in Bangkok endorsed the “Chiang Mai Statement of Asean Ministers Responsible for CITES and Wildlife Enforcement”.
  • Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
    Asean ministers to consider greater use of local currencies 
    THE UPCOMING meeting of Asean finance ministers will focus on giving local currencies a bigger role and further liberalising financial services, Lavaron Sangsnit, director-general of the Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office, said Wednesday.
  • Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
    Asean ministers fail to reach consensus on Indo Pacific Strategy
    Asean foreign ministers failed to reach a consensus on a common approach to the Indo Pacific Strategy on Friday and commissioned senior officials to revise the Indonesia-drafted proposal.
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  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 01:00
    New target needed on Asean energy
    THAILAND'S Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan has asked the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) to conduct a study to revise the target for energy use under Asean Ministers on Energy Meetings (AMEM) after Asean countries reached the exisiting target sooner than planned in 2021.
  • Tue, 30 Oct 2018 01:00
    Asean ministers review progress in technology, innovation
    SCIENCE AND technology ministers from Asean member countries and their development partners met in Cebu, the Philippines, last week to discuss issues relating to the 10th Informal Asean Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology.
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 08:08
    Asean ministers come to grips with cybersecurity challenges
    Education and a clear protocol are urgently needed for Asean countries to be able to tackle growing cybersecurity threats, Asean Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) said yesterday. 
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 13:07
    Asean ministers address peril of ‘fake news’
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has acknowledged that “fake news” is one of the new challenges its member-countries must grapple with now that digital media are citizens’ primary sources of information.
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  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:00
    Green focus as nation cleans up at Asean energy awards
    THAILAND has retained its role as Asean’s clean fuels and renewable champion, taking 25 of the 80 awards presented at the 35th Asean Ministers Meeting in Manila at the weekend.
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:41
    Asean ministers express concern over Rohingya crisis
    Asean’s foreign ministers, who have gathered in New York for the UN General Assembly, have expressed their concern over the Rakhine crisis and directed their support to Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to bring peace and stability to the conflict-laden region.
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00
    Global power struggle packs Asean agenda
    An Asean ministers meeting was held in the Philippines from August 5-8. The 27 nations deploying their foreign ministers for three days of summitry and handshake photo-ops starting on Saturday include the main protagonists in long-tormenting conflicts led by the United States, Russia, China, Japan and South and North Korea.
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  • Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:53
    Fight vs terror, violence high on Asean ministers’ agenda
    MANILA - The Foreign ministers attending the Asean meetings in Manila are expected to come up with a joint statement on terrorism and violent extremism.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00
    Thailand plans to sign electricity accord with Laos and Malaysia
    THAILAND is preparing to sign a tripartite electricity-trading agreement with two neighbouring countries at the upcoming Asean Ministers of Energy Meeting.
  • Fri, 05 May 2017 17:17
    US urges end to militarisation in South China Sea 
    THE United States, in its meeting with Asean ministers in Washington, urged all concerned parties to stop militarisation and building facilities in the contentious South China Sea – to enable a conducive environment to ease tensions peacefully.
  • Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:55
    Suu Kyi calls crisis talks
    Myanmar convenes meeting of Asean ministers over crackdown in Rakhine 
  • Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00
    Brunei reaffirms commitment in support of Asean power grid
    THE DEPUTY Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday attended the opening ceremony of the 34th Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and its associated meetings in Myanmar, said the Energy and Industry Department, Prime Minister’s Office in
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