World

Thailand changes venue for ASEAN+3

Thailand has decided to change the venue of the 15 th ASEAN+3 Summit and related meetings slated for October in Phuket to Hua Hin, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya told reporters on Aug. 14.
Society

US pledges aid for Mekong sub-region countries

The US has pledged to provide 150 million USD to improve health, educational and the environment in countries in the Mekong sub-region including Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos later this year.
Politics

VN suggests boosting ASEAN Community Roadmap

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should mobilise all resources to ensure the successful implementation of overall plans for the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan 2.
Deputy PM: groundwork for ASEAN community in place Politics

Deputy PM: groundwork for ASEAN community in place

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is currently well-situated to set up an ASEAN Community, but is also facing a number of difficulties and challenges, particularly those caused by the global economic recession.
ASEAN

ASEAN+3 to set up landmark bond fund

ASEAN plans to join China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in setting up a multibillion-dollar bond-guarantee fund so firms can more easily raise capital and invest in the region, said “The Nation” newspaper of Thailand on July 20.

“China, Japan and RoK, have already committed to contributing to the fund with an initial investment of about 1 billion USD," a source told the newspaper.
ASEAN

Thailand well-prepped for ASEAN meeting

Thailand is ready to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meeting this week in Phuket so that it will run smoothly, with tight security measures, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya reaffirmed on July 15.
World

Thai cabinet approves 5.5 mln USD for riot gear

The Thai cabinet has approved 188 million baht (5.5 mln USD) for the Defence Ministry to buy equipment and set up seven companies of riot-control troops to ensure security for the ASEAN summit and related meetings later this year, local media said on June 17.