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Indonesian, Singaporean Foreign Ministers discuss Progress in Bilateral Cooperation

Jakarta, Feb 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi received a visit from her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss the progress in bilateral cooperation.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Laos, Vietnam sign 12 Deals to broaden Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam yesterday signed 12 cooperation agreements to enhance relations and broaden cooperation between the two neighbours at their Cooperation Committee meeting in Vientiane.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Thailand agree to fight Drug Trade, Boost Connectivity

Fighting drug and human trafficking as well as boosting connectivity and economic cooperation are among the most significant agreements reached between Laos and Thailand last week.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

ASEAN to finalize Document pushing Rights of PWDs in 2018

MANILA, Dec 26 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said an enabling master plan to push further the rights of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) is expected to be concluded and submitted for adoption in 2018. In mid-December, the bloc - a joint initiative by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), t ...
Date: 26 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Leaders adopt Landmark Declaration that promotes a “Culture of Prevention” to achieve a Peaceful, Inclusive, and Harmonious ASEAN Community

MANILA, Nov 16 - Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the “ASEAN Declaration on Culture of Prevention for a Peaceful, Inclusive, Resilient, Healthy and Harmonious Society” during the 31st ASEAN Summit held in Manila.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN-China adopts Declaration on Marine Environment Protection

MANILA, Nov 17 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have moved forward towards the implementation of the 2002 Declaration of Conduct after it adopted on November 13 a document declaring ‎2017-2027 as a decade for the protection of coastal and marine environment in the South China Sea. In the chairman's state ...
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

11 Documents adopted, 1 Accord signed under PH Chairmanship

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) under the leadership of the Philippines in 2017 has adopted a total of 11 outcome documents and signed an instrument focused on the promotion and protection of migrant workers' rights in the region.  On Thursday, two days after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit in ...
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

China willing to expedite South China Sea Code of Conduct: Duterte

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that China has agreed to have a Code of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and has vowed to consider fast-tracking the agreement as a step towards a peaceful resolution of the issue.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH turns over ASEAN Chairmanship to Singapore

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has officially turned over the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. Duterte handed over the ceremonial gavel signifying the Philippines passing the baton to Singapore to lead ASEAN effective next yea ...
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DSWD to ASEAN Members: Abide by Adopted Documents

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has called on sectoral bodies under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) pillar to abide by the documents adopted during the 31st ASEAN Summit.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH calls for Affirmation of Migrant Workers Human Rights in ASPAC Meet

MANILA, Nov 7 (PNA) - The Philippines has called for the affirmation of human rights of migrants in its general statement in the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration (GCM) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

South China Sea Issues should be addressed through Peaceful Means - Anifah

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia believes that the South China Sea issues are complex, multi-faceted and highly sensitive and therefore, overlapping claims in the South China Sea should be addressed through peaceful means and in accordance with the relevant principles of international law.
Date: 12 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IMT-GT Delegations propose Single Visa

Pangkalpinang, Bangka-Belitung (ANTARA News) - Delegations to the 23rd Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) ministerial level meeting in Bangka-Belitung have proposed the use of single visa in regions tied by the cooperation scheme to boost tourism.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ASEAN, Hong Kong conclude Negotiations on Free Trade Agreement

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN and Hong Kong have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement and a related investment agreement at the second ASEAN Economic Ministers-Hong Kong, China Consultations (AEM-HKC Consultations) held in Pasay, the Philippines, on Sept 9.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ASEAN prefers to adopt legally binding South China Sea Code of Conduct

MANILA, Aug. 7 - Foreign ministers from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to adopt a legally binding code of conduct (COC) in the disputed waters of West Philippine Sea/ South China Sea, which they hoped to begin its negotiations by year-end. “… There was, in fact, an agreement among the ASEAN foreign ...
Date: 08 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cayetano: ASEAN won’t Politicize Human Rights

MANILA, Aug. 4 - Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said ASEAN places great importance on human rights and will not engage in politicizing it.
Date: 04 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN likely to begin Talks on South China Sea Code of Conduct - DFA

MANILA, Aug. 3 - Foreign ministers of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states are expected to endorse the framework on the Code of Conduct (COC) to address disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and are likely to instruct starting talks on the actual code, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Date: 03 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

3rd JTIC Meeting discusses 1970 Border Trade Agreement Review

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) - A review of the 1970 Border Trade Agreement and trade restrictions on the Tebedu-Entikong border were among key issues discussed between Malaysia and Indonesia at the recent Third Joint Trade and Investment Committee (JTIC) meeting in Kuching.
Date: 13 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AIPA adopts Twin Resolutions to boost ASEAN's Fight vs Drugs

MANILA, July 6 - Members of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Thursday adopted twin resolutions that will strengthen the bloc's efforts to combat the drug menace in the region during the 13th meeting of the AIPA Fact Finding Committee (AIFOCOM) at Conrad Hotel, Pasay City.
Date: 06 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Lawmakers urged to work towards Harmonizing Laws

MANILA, June 29 - ASEAN lawmakers need to work towards harmonizing the laws of member-states to allow more professionals to work freely within the ASEAN region. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Asst. Secretary for ASEAN Affairs Hellen De La Vega said the mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) initiative, which was part of the ASEAN integratio ...
Date: 29 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

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Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

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ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Indonesia, Vietnam play Great Role in strengthening ASEAN Cooperation: Envoy

Jakarta, Jan 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have jointly played a great role in strengthening ASEAN cooperation and creating regional peace, security and stability particularly with regard to conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hong Anh Tuan said.

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ASEAN welcomes New Secretary-General for 2018-2022

MANILA, Jan 3 (PNA) - Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, a top trade official and diplomat from Brunei Darussalam, has assumed office as the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.

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PHL Mission to the UN hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Singapore

GENEVA, Dec 28 - Capping an anniversary year that saw the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further enhance its engagement with the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) to Singapore during a meeting held at the WTO on December 26.

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ASEAN Department hands out 33rd ASEAN Library in Lamphun

LAMPHUN, Dec 23, (NNT) - The ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has constructed the 33rd ASEAN library at Ban Huay Tom Chaiya Wongsa Uppatham School in Li district of Lamphun.

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