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Asian, African leaders vow to boost South-South cooperation


Leaders from Asian and African nations met here on Wednesday for an Asian-African summit under the theme of "Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity."

Analysis: Strengthened cooperation key to Asian-African collective development


​It's high time for Asia and Africa to further unleash their potential, pursue untapped opportunities and achieve collective development, which will in turn strengthen South-South, South-North and Asian-African cooperation.

Islamic countries pledge to confront challenges


​Indonesia and other Islamic countries have proposed a special task force to address the challenges they are facing, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday.

Asia-Africa solidarity helps countries become decisive force: Jordanian king


​Jordan's King Abdullah II said here Wednesday the South-South partnership has been more central to the global economy and security.

Asian, African FMs highlight fight against terrorism


Foreign ministers from Asian and African countries have vowed to combat terrorism and drug trafficking ahead of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference.

ASEAN cannot act on behalf of claimant states in South China Sea dispute: Cambodian PM


​Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) cannot act on behalf of the countries concerned in the South China Sea dispute and urged all parties involved to continue negotiations.

South China Sea dispute not between ASEAN, China: Cambodian PM


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated on Wednesday that the South China Sea dispute is the issue between claimant states and China, not between ASEAN and China.

ASEAN meeting against illegal drugs held in Philippines


​The Philippines hosted Tuesday a regional cooperation meeting aimed to consolidate and strengthen efforts in control and prevention of drug problems in the Southeast Asian region.

ASEAN defense ministers reiterate joint efforts to tackle IS threat


Defense ministers from the 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) agreed here Monday to cooperate in tackling the grave security threat from the Islamic State (IS).

Cambodia to attend ASEAN defense ministers'meeting in Malaysia


Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Tea Banh left for Langkawi, Malaysia on Sunday to attend the 9th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting to be held from Monday.