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ASEAN experts discuss responses to pandemics

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ASEAN experts discuss responses to pandemics

Medical experts from ASEAN nations, the US and European Union (EU), plus representatives from the United Nations are gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for an exercise to improve Southeast Asia’s capabilities in preparing for and responding to serious pandemics.

Laos aims to develop tourism industry

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Laos aims to develop tourism industry

The Lao government has put forward a number of incentive policies for the tourist industry and increased its investment in the sector in an effort to raise the number of visitors to the country.

Scholarships strengthen New Zealand-ASEAN ties

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Scholarships strengthen New Zealand-ASEAN ties

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the country's biggest scholarship scheme to provide 100 new education scholarships, bringing the total up to 170 each year for developing ASEAN countries.

Positive signs in Cambodian-Thai relations

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Positive signs in Cambodian-Thai relations

Cambodian authorities have handed over two Thai nationals to Thailand over their alleged involvement in a bomb attack in Bangkok last month, according to a statement released by Cambodia ’s Foreign Ministry.

ASEAN defence officials gather in Hanoi

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ASEAN defence officials gather in Hanoi

Over 60 defence officials from 10 ASEAN countries met in the capital city of Hanoi on April 1 to prepare for the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting scheduled to take place at the end of this month.

ASEAN defence chiefs meet in Hanoi

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ASEAN defence chiefs meet in Hanoi

The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) is ready to share its experiences and cooperate with other countries’ armies to effectively cope with non-traditional challenges in the region.

ARF defence officials gather in Nha Trang

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ARF defence officials gather in Nha Trang

Defence officials from 17 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) member countries gathered in the central coastal city of Nha Trang on March 18 to discuss the world and regional situation as well as common security issues.

Laos, Japan cooperate on cleaner energy

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Laos, Japan cooperate on cleaner energy

The Japanese government has agreed to help Laos expand solar energy and preserve forests following recent agreements signed between the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment and JICA.