ASEAN to consider EU’s request to join East Asia Summit

Those in attendance included US President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Korean Republic President Park Geun-hye, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.This is the 9th year ASEAN and leaders of major Asian Pacific countries have conducted an annual dialogue on strategic issues as the East Asia Summit’s mechanism has become an important integral part of the shaping regional structure in which ASEAN plays a crucial role in consolidating confidence and maintaining peace and security in the region.Addressing the meeting, PM Dung said despite remarkable…… [read more]

The ASEAN and US leaders pose for photo at the 4th ASEAN-US Summit in Vientiane (Photo: VNA)Vientiane (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the ASEAN Plus One Summits with the US and India and the East Asia Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 8, within the framework of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related meetings. At the 14th ASEAN-India Summit, both sides agreed to continuously boost trade and investment towards a 200 billion USD value by 2022 from 58.7 billion USD made in 2015. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirmed that India gives ASEAN an important…… [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the ASEAN Plus One Summits with the US and India and the East Asia Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on September 8, within the framework of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related meetings. The ASEAN and US leaders pose for photo at the 4th ASEAN-US Summit in Vientiane At the 14th ASEAN-India Summit, both sides agreed to continuously boost trade and investment towards a 200 billion USD value by 2022 from 58.7 billion USD made in 2015.  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirmed that India gives ASEAN an important position in its Act…… [read more]

Leaders at the summit (Source: VNA)Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung have urged ASEAN and partner countries to focus their links across education, narrowing development gap, agriculture, connectivity, sub-regional collaboration and coping with non-traditional security challenges. In his speech delivered at the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 22, the PM also raised the recent complicated developments in the East Sea, especially the massive land reclamation. He made it clear that Vietnam continually advocates working with parties concerned to build the East Sea into an area of peace, stability and cooperation for mutual…… [read more]

Leaders of ASEAN member countries and the association’s partners gathered in Phnom Penh on November 20 for the 7 th East Asia Summit (EAS).    PM Nguyen Tan Dung at the ASEAN global dialogue. At the summit, participants highlighted important strategic issues related to peace and stability in the region.They reviewed and gave directions for EAS’s future operation and cooperation in priority fields including energy, finance, disaster management, education, infectious diseases, and ASEAN connectivity.Regarding the orientations of EAS, the leaders affirmed that EAS is an important component of the regional architecture. Its operation should be based on the goals and…… [read more]

5th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting (Source: asean.org)Vientiane (VNA) – The sixth East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was convened in Vientiane, Laos, on July 26 as part of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 49).The ministers along with partners from China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the US, India, Russia, Australia and New Zealand discussed the evolving regional architecture, the EAS’s role, and the implementation of the Declaration marking the EAS’s 10 th founding anniversary issued in Kuala Lumpur in November 2015.They highlighted the EAS’s remarkable progresses in prioritised fields such as energy, education, finance, global…… [read more]

The 7th East Asia Summit (EAS) is held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov 20, 2012 At the summit, participants highlighted important strategic issues related to peace and stability in the region. They reviewed and gave directions for EAS’s future operation and cooperation in priority fields including energy, finance, disaster management, education, infectious diseases, and ASEAN connectivity. Regarding the orientations of EAS, the leaders affirmed that EAS is an important component of the regional architecture. Its operation should be based on the goals and principles stated in the 2005 Kuala Lumpur Declaration and the 2010 Hanoi Declaration. They supported the…… [read more]

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and US President BarackObama lauded encouraging progress made in the relations between the twocountries, especially since they set up the comprehensive partnership in2013, during a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on November 13.Atthe event held on the sidelines of the ninth East Asia Summit and othersummits, the two leaders highlighted bilateral cooperation in economy,trade, investment, education, health care, humanitarian activities andclean energy, regular dialogues on security-defence and human rights,and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations.PMNguyen Tan Dung suggested the US increase funding for dioxindetoxification and support for Vietnamese Agent Orange/Dioxin victimsand the clearance of…… [read more]

Nearly 60,000 soldiers and policemen will be deployed around the two host cities to ensure the safety and security of the leaders and senior officials, according to Philippine authorities.These forces will be assigned to secure the airports, routes, venues, and tours of the participants. Forces from nearly regions will be also mobilised to make sure that there will be no untoward incident during the event.From November 8 to 15, roads around the meeting venues will be placed under partial or full lockdowns,  while a “no sail zone” in the Manila Bay from November 5 to 16 has been issued.The government…… [read more]

At the summit, participants highlighted important strategic issues related to peace and stability in the region.They reviewed and gave directions for EAS’s future operation and co-operation in priority fields including energy, finance, disaster management, education, infectious diseases, and ASEAN connectivity.Regarding the orientations of EAS, the leaders affirmed that EAS is an important component of the regional architecture. Its operation should be based on the goals and principles stated in the 2005 Kuala Lumpur Declaration and the 2010 Hanoi Declaration.They supported the promotion of ASEAN’s key role in EAS, while encouraging the association’s partners to engage in regional co-operation and further…… [read more]