Thailand prepares to assume APEC Chair 2022 World

Thailand prepares to assume APEC Chair 2022

Thailand has hosted the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Focus Group (AFG) meeting as the country prepares to assume the APEC Chair in 2022, the Bangkok Post reported on July 22.
ADSOM+ promotes cooperation in response to COVID-19 ASEAN

ADSOM+ promotes cooperation in response to COVID-19

The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence hosted an ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) via video conference on July 7, aiming to promote practical defence cooperation between ASEAN member nations and partner countries to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other non-traditional security challenges.
Vietnam leads ASEAN to deal with regional challenges: Deputy FM Politics

Vietnam leads ASEAN to deal with regional challenges: Deputy FM

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee Nguyen Quoc Dung has emphasized Vietnam’s leading role in the fight against the COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, and its efforts to enhance the bloc’s proactiveness in addressing regional challenges.
 Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report Environment

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks from extreme weather events and developments, says a new report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
ASEAN Women for Peace Registry meets online ASEAN

ASEAN Women for Peace Registry meets online

The ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) convened an online meeting on June 5, where delegates exchanged information on activities and initiatives regarding women, peace, and security.
ASEAN, US enhance cooperation in COVID-19 fight ASEAN

ASEAN, US enhance cooperation in COVID-19 fight

A teleconference of senior officials of ASEAN and the US was held on April 1 to promote coordination between the two sides in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and public health challenges.