Philippine President Duterte says he regrets his controversial remarks on Obama

Philippine President Duterte declared that he regrets the controversy caused by his remarks aimed at his US counterpart Obama in a personal statement released Tuesday morning in Vientiane.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/9/6 15:19:34

Backgrounder: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Heads of state and government of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gather in Vientiane from Tuesday to Thursday for their 28th and 29th summits with the theme "Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community."
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/6 13:45:08

Backgrounder: Chronology of ASEAN summits

The 28th and 29th summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicks off in Vientiane Tuesday at which leaders from the 10 member countries are expected to discuss the future development of the regional bloc.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/6 13:44:33

Backgrounder: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's quotable quotes on ASEAN

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Laos on Sept. 6-9 to attend a series of summits including the 19th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/6 11:49:02

No Obama-Duterte bilateral meeting in Laos: US embassy

US President Barack Obama and his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte will not meet in Laos on the sidelines of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and East Asia Summit, the US Embassy in Vientiane confirmed on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/6 10:31:16

China to seek strong ASEAN trade ties at summit

China is mulling whether to deepen its economic bonds with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the group’s summit in Laos on Tuesday to mend rifts caused by the South China Sea disputes, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/6 1:13:39

ASEAN to strengthen ties, seek global collaboration

Despite differences, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has the common goal of making the region economically stronger and seeking more collaboration with other countries and regions, officials said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/5 23:13:40

Philippine president leaves for ASEAN summit, seeking int'l cooperation to counter terrorism

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte left here on Monday for Laos, where he will seek better efforts to address terrorism and extreme violence at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/5 17:39:32

ASEAN senior officials gather ahead of regional summits in Laos

Senior Officials from across South-East Asia met in the Lao capital Vientiane Monday ahead of the arrival of regional and world leaders for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation's (ASEAN) 28th and 29th Summits, East Asia Summit and related meetings from Tuesday to Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/5 15:06:38

Cambodian PM heads to Laos for ASEAN summits, related meetings

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen flew to Vientiane, capital of Laos, on Monday for ASEAN summits and related meetings, to be held from Sept. 6 to 8, a senior official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/5 11:15:51

ASEAN expo kicks off

The annual China-ASEAN Expo will kick off at Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Sunday, and finish on September 14.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/4 22:43:39

Chinese premier to attend East Asia Summit, cement ties with ASEAN

Immediately after the Group of 20 (G20) Hangzhou summit on Sept. 4-5, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Laos from Sept. 6 to 9 to attend the 11th East Asia Summit and pay an official visit to the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/4 21:51:39

Myanmar state counselor to attend ASEAN summit in Laos

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit and related summits to be held in Laos, according to an official announcement Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/4 10:56:37

Laos fully prepared for leaders, media ahead of ASEAN summit

News outlets from China, Japan, South Korea and the United States are among those represented among the 1,030 foreign news media personnel due in Laos to cover the upcoming ASEAN summits, 11th East Asia Summit and related meetings, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/4 7:54:41

Duterte to push through with ASEAN trip: official

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told ABSCBN News Channel television interview Saturday morning that President Rodrigo Duterte will push through with his trip to Brunei, Indonesia and Laos where he will attend the Asean summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/3 8:04:26