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ASEAN enhances solidarity to deal with security challenges

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ASEAN enhances solidarity to deal with security challenges

The ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC) and the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) convened their meetings in Singapore on November 13 to review the grouping’s cooperation, and complete reports and documents to be submitted to the leaders.

Vietnam, Russia issue joint statement

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Vietnam, Russia issue joint statement

Vietnam and Russia issued a 40-point joint statement on the official visit to Russia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong from September 5-8, made at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ASEAN+3 to contribute more to regional economic connectivity

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ASEAN+3 to contribute more to regional economic connectivity

Foreign ministers of ASEAN countries and three partner nations - China, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan (ASEAN+3) - met in Singapore on August 4, agreeing on the need for ASEAN+3 to continue contributing to economic connectivity and opening trend in the region.

ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conferences with Partners held in Singapore

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ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conferences with Partners held in Singapore

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh led a delegation to attend the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference sessions with its partners, namely Japan, China, Russia and New Zealand, held in Singapore on August 2 within the framework of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 51).

Malaysia, Australia step up cooperation in counterterrorism

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Malaysia, Australia step up cooperation in counterterrorism

Malaysian Minister of Defence Mohamad Sabu and his Australian counterpart Marise Payne on June 25 had a closed-door meeting within the inaugural Malaysia-Australia High Level Committee on Defence Cooperation (HLC) meeting at Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Base in Butterworth.