Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as Paraguay’s President
17/08/2018
Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as the new president of Paraguay after defeating his liberal rival, Efrain Alegre in April elections.
China proposes principles for future EAS development
23:17 05/08/2018
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has proposed three principles for the future development of the East Asia Summit (EAS).
DPRK Foreign Minister attends ASEAN Regional Forum
14:41 05/08/2018
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho arrived in Singapore to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), which convened on August 4th.
RoK President invited to visit Japan
14:40 05/08/2018
The Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in was invited to visit Japan by Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, as the two countries have been trying to promote “future-oriented” relations.
EAS Foreign Ministers' Meeting agrees to reinforce marine cooperation
10:52 05/08/2018
The 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which was held in Singapore on August 4th, agreed that maritime cooperation will be one of the focuses the EAS nations are going to promote in the time ahead.
US pledges USD300 million security funding for Southeast Asia
10:38 05/08/2018
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 4th pledged to provide nearly USD300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia.
Japan to enhance Mekong sub-regional infrastructure connectivity
11:35 04/08/2018
Japan has pledged to help enhance infrastructure connectivity among five Mekong sub-regional countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
UN: Jens Wandel appointed Special Adviser on Reforms
16:41 03/08/2018
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on July 31st appointed Jens Wandel, born in 1962, as Special Adviser on Reforms.
Two Koreas agree to ease military tensions
16:39 03/08/2018
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on July 31st held a meeting of General-level officers at Peace House, the truce village of Panmunjom to take steps to ease the tensions on the Peninsula.
AMM 51: ASEAN to strengthen intra-bloc economic strength
10:00 03/08/2018
The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 51) ended on August 2nd in Singapore with a Joint Communiqué urging the bloc to strengthen its internal strength through increasing intra-bloc trade and investment and regional economic connectivity.