Tag Archives: ASEAN

ASEAN Unity is a Priority for India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday (28/10), said that ASEAN’s unity and central position had become an important priority for India. He made the statement in a speech at the India-ASEAN virtual summit. Modi added that cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to strengthen India-ASEAN relations in the future. …

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Australia Promises More Assistance to ASEAN

Australia said Wednesday it will donate at least 10 million more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine and is offering $92.6 million in financial assistance to Southeast Asia in its efforts to strengthen ties with countries in the region. Speaking at a virtual summit with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) …

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Myanmar Absent from ASEAN Summit after Exclusion of Its Military Ruler

Leaders of countries in Southeast Asia began their annual summit without Myanmar’s participation on Tuesday (26/10). The summit comes amid a diplomatic stalemate due to the exclusion of the country’s military leader from the meeting. Myanmar skipped the summit in protest after ASEAN banned its leader general from attending its …

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Jokowi Regrets Myanmar’s Rejection of ASEAN Assistance

JAKARTA (Mouab) — President Joko Widodo regretted Myanmar’s attitude in refusing ASEAN assistance to get out of the political crisis in the country. The statement was made by Jokowi while attending the virtual 39th ASEAN Summit at the Bogor Presidential Palace, Tuesday (26/10). Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi …

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Sultan of Brunei Opens Virtual ASEAN Summit

The head of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah opened the group’s annual summit on Monday (25/10), through a speech broadcast on online. His opening speech at the virtual summit did not mention the exclusion of Myanmar’s top general but focused on issues of recovering from the …

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Myanmar Junta Leader: ASEAN Fails to Stop Violence

The leader of the Myanmar Junta, Monday (18/10), said some of the ASEAN demands were non-negotiable and the violence that occurred in his country was also the responsibility of the 10-nation bloc. “We were asked to solve it and we were the ones to fix the problem. I want ASEAN …

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Myanmar Opposition Wants to be Invited to ASEAN Summit

Myanmar’s shadow government, formed by opponents of the ruling military, on Monday welcomed the exclusion of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing from an upcoming regional summit and said legitimate representatives should attend. The opposition also said it would accept a completely neutral alternative representative of Myanmar, who was invited to …

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