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Deputy UN chief discusses migrants issue with head of ASEAN


​The deputy UN secretary- general, Jan Eliasson, and the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Le Luong Minh, on Thursday discussed the situation of migrants and refugees stranded on vessels in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, a UN spokesman told reporters here.

Vietnam urges to facilitate foreign tourist visa extension


Vietnamese government office has urged relevant agencies to facilitate extension of temporary resident permits for foreign tourists from visa-exempt countries.

Police seize 66,000 amphetamine pills in Laos


​A Vietnamese couple have been arrested in relation to a 66,000-pill amphetamine haul in southern Laos, local media reported Thursday.

Philippine president says ASEAN to extend "collective" assistance to Nepal


​Philippine president said Tuesday that ASEAN countries have agreed to extend "collective" assistance to Nepal, instead of doing it one by one.

ASEAN making great progress towards realization of Community, says Malaysian PM


Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here on Tuesday that ASEAN is making strong progress toward the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of the year.

26th ASEAN Summit "very positive": Malaysian PM


​Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said here Monday that the 26th ASEAN Summit was "very positive with immense desire to see the 10-member country grouping emerge as a strong community."

26th ASEAN Summit concludes with three declarations adopted


The 26th ASEAN Summit concluded here Monday with the adoption of three declarations, including the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on a People-Oriented, People-Centered ASEAN, which aims to establish a regional community by the end of this year.

ASEAN undecided over common time zone


​Malaysia has actively proposed a common time zone for the Associations of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as a symbol of integration, but some members are hesitated over the potential challenges to adjust the time.

ASEAN FMs extend condolences to Nepal earthquake victims


Foreign ministers of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) extended their condolences here Sunday to the victims of a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal and surrounding neighbors India and Bangladesh at midday on Saturday.

Asian-African Summit adopts declaration on Palestine


​The Asian-African Summit 2015 adopted a declaration on Palestine, which reaffirmed full support of the just struggle of the Palestinian people to regain their right to self-determination.