The world risks a "great fracture" of its economic and financial systems, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday at a summit with Southeast Asia's ASEAN bloc, China, the United States and others in Indonesia.
Bangladesh wants to have greater interaction with ASEAN and become a Sectoral Dialogue Partner since there are vibrant trade relations with some of the countries of the southeast Asian regional bloc.
Climate change and food security issues are multifaceted and transcend national boundaries.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in writes about Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Korea following a three-day long “2019 ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit” which will be held in Busan of Korea next week.
Despite Myanmar’s repeated claims that it is ready for Rohingya repatriation, satellite images show no sign of reconstruction of villages destroyed during a 2017 military-led crackdown, even worse, destruction of residential buildings has continued in the state.
Southeast Asian leaders press their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the US-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control.
The Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya activists, has demanded the resignation of UN Secretary General António Guterres and other senior UN leaders for the global body’s “systemic failure” in addressing “genocide” against the Rohingyas in 2017.
Asean cannot discuss with Myanmar on how to provide citizenship to the Rohingya, but stands ready to provide healthcare and education, says Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.