The 34th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related conferences will be held in Bangkok, Thailand (June 20-23, 2019) with many expectations.
in this year APF will be held in Thailand from June, 15-19, the main content focuses on sustainable development. There will be about 10 thematic seminars around the 3 pillars of ASEAN (Politics – Security; Economy; Socio-culture) such as: Peace and security, trade and investment, welfare issues...
Europe and Asia have never been closer. Having forged robust economic ties and a booming trade relationship, and recently invested in new connectivity initiatives,the two regions are now stepping up cooperation also in the security domain.
More than fifty years after its creation, it is to ASEAN’s credit that the region has remained stable and peaceful despite some unresolved territorial conflicts among its members.
Neither side would benefit much, but the overall loser would most likely be China.
The Mekong River has an estimated length of over 4350 km and travels through six nations. With rich and varied natural resources, Mekong Basin plays a key role not only in the economic development of each riparian state but also in the development in economic and political cooperation of the region.
From 11-15 November 2018, Singapore will host the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits
On July, 12th 2016, the arbitral tribunal ruled against China’s claim of a nine - dash line area after the Philippines initiated arbitration questioning China’s claims to much of the South China Sea maritime area. And over the past two years, the South China Sea has seen new movements.
Two years ago, an arbitral tribunal formed pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea issued a blockbuster award finding much of China’s conduct in the South China Sea in violation of international law.
China defends South China Sea moves as US alleges coercion at the Dialogue. However, what they admitted regarding their recent moves in the South China Sea seem to contradict President Xi's promise in 2015 about not continuing militarization in the Sea.
Peace and security in the South China Sea were among the hot button issues discussed at the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore last month as Beijing continues its aggressive claims in the disputed waterway.