ASEAN in 2015 remains top priority–Sec Gen »

ASEAN in 2015 remains top priority–Sec Gen

JAKARTA/12 September 2012–“The ASEAN Economic Community 2015 remains on track and top priority,” said Dr Surin Pitsuwan, the Secretary-General of ASEAN.  In fact, in Siem Reap in August 2012, the 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers and the 8th ASEAN Economic Community Council (AECC) meetings agreed to double efforts to achieve AEC by 2015—consistent with the Phnom […]

SecGen: ASEAN in a ‘state of flux’ »

SecGen:  ASEAN in a ‘state of flux’

PNOMH PENH/09 July 2012 by Frencie Carreon—The settlement of the maritime dispute on territorial rights over the Scarborough Shoal has been among the primary concerns of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), as  it “contains political conflicts”—thus stated ASEAN Secretary-General Dr.  Surin Pitsuwan before GIZ-ASEAN media at the Hotel Intercontinental in Phnom Penh.  […]

Iraq, ASEAN keen to beef up cooperation ties »

Iraq, ASEAN keen to beef up cooperation ties

JAKARTA, 27 June 2012 – Iraq and the ASEAN are set to intensify cooperation on varied areas, as the former opens its diplomatic doors to the regional body. Energy plays a vital role in the recent success of economic and social development of ASEAN Member States, where ASEAN would continue to rely quite heavily on fossil fuels to meet its fast growing demand.  Thus […]

ASEAN welcomes new KSA envoy »

ASEAN welcomes new KSA envoy

JAKARTA, 27 June 2012 – Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan welcomed H.E. Mr. Mustafa Ibrahim Ali Al-Mubarak, the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ASEAN to receive his Letter of Credentials at the ASEAN Secretariat today. During their discussion, Dr. Surin expressed his sincere condolences on the death of H.R.H. Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Crown prince […]

ASEAN receives Letter of Credence by India envoy »

ASEAN receives Letter of Credence by India envoy

JAKARTA, 27 June 2012 – The Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dr Surin Pitsuwan, received the Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of the Republic of India to ASEAN, H.E. Mr Gurjit Singh, in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat today. Ambassador Singh succeeds H.E. Mr. Biren Nanda who completed his tenure as the Ambassador of the Republic of India […]

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