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Cambodia: ASEAN Ministers Agree to ‘Key Elements’ of Sea Code

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia says Southeast Asian foreign ministers have moved closer to agreement on guidelines for preventing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. A Cambodian foreign ministry official said Monday top diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations made progress in drafting a maritime Code of Conduct, or COC, on the first day of an […]

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Cambodia: ASEAN Ministers Agree ‘Key Elements’ of Sea Code

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia says Southeast Asian foreign ministers have moved closer to agreement on guidelines for preventing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. A Cambodian foreign ministry official said Monday top diplomats of the Association of Southeast Asian nations made progress in drafting a maritime Code of Conduct, or COC, on the first day of an […]

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ASEAN Renews Push for South China Sea Agreement

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian officials meeting this week in Cambodia are pushing for a long-sought solution for resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, an area claimed in part by six nations. ASEAN foreign ministers approved a set of guidelines last year that they hoped would lead to a code of conduct. But with no binding […]

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South China Sea Set to Dominate ASEAN Talks

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian foreign ministers have opened a five-day meeting that is expected to be dominated by a territorial dispute centering on the South China Sea. Officials from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) began the talks Monday in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. The South China Sea is home to vast fishing grounds […]

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HRW Urges ASEAN to Meet International Rights Standards

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch has called on the foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations – ASEAN – to make a public commitment to ensure the forthcoming ASEAN Human Rights Declaration complies with international human rights standards. The foreign ministers meet Sunday in Phnom Penh to consider a draft of the declaration. HRW’s […]

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ASEAN Chief Defends Stance on N. Korea, Burma

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The head of a grouping of Southeast Asian nations says his organization is not pressing North Korea to abandon plans for an upcoming rocket launch because it wants “to leave a window open” for future nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Surin Pitsuwan, who heads the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, spoke Wednesday to VOA — […]

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ASEAN Ends Summit Urging End to Burma Sanctions

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian leaders are formally calling for Western nations to promptly lift economic sanctions on Burma. The appeal was included in their closing statement Wednesday after a two-day summit in Cambodia. The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations also pledged to intensify efforts to resolve maritime disputes with China in the South China Sea and […]

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ASEAN Ends Summit Urging End to Burma Sanctions

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian leaders are formally calling for Western nations to promptly lift economic sanctions on Burma. The appeal was included in their closing statement Wednesday after a two-day summit in Cambodia. The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations also pledged to intensify efforts to resolve maritime disputes with China in the South China Sea and […]

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Philippine President Urges ASEAN Unity on South China Sea

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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“Within the region, although the development gap among ASEAN members has been noticeably narrow, it is still huge. This requires to double our efforts to promote further growth and improve equitable distribution of the fruits of growth at both the national and the regional among members countries.” Cambodia maintains close ties with Beijing, and analysts […]

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ASEAN Leaders Open Two-Day Summit in Cambodia

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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“Within the region, although the development gap among ASEAN members has been noticeably narrow, it is still huge. This requires to double our efforts to promote further growth and improve equitable distribution of the fruits of growth at both the national and the regional among members countries.” The official agenda stresses talks on ASEAN’s goal […]

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