Asean, Japan to boost maritime security cooperation

Foreign ministers from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Thursday pledged to cooperate in promoting maritime security in the Indo-Pacific in a veiled counter to China’s muscle-flexing in regional waters. In a meeting with his Asean counterparts in Phnom Penh, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi voiced “strong opposition” to any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo by force in the East and South China seas, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said. The ministry, however, did not say whether the ministers discussed simmering tensions between China and the…

ASEAN News LIVE Updates: ASEAN raises concern over China’s land reclamations in South China Sea

ASEAN News Updates: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has raised concern over China’s land reclamations activities in the South China Sea. “We discussed the situation in the South China Sea, during which concerns were expressed by some Ministers on the land reclamations, activities, serious incidents in the area, including damage to the marine environment, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions, and may undermine peace, security, and stability in the region,” ASEAN joint statement said. Show more Show less !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Delhi…

World News | ASEAN Raises Concern over China’s Land Reclamations in South China Sea

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], August 5 (ANI): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has raised concern over China’s land reclamations activities in the South China Sea. “We discussed the situation in the South China Sea, during which concerns were expressed by some Ministers on the land reclamations, activities, serious incidents in the area, including damage to the marine environment, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions, and may undermine peace, security, and stability in the region,” ASEAN joint statement said. Also Read | Israel Strikes on Gaza Kill 4,…

Taiwan Tension Trailer at ASEAN Meet

High tension was witnessed during ASEAN ministerial meeting in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh when Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi walked out before the start of a gala dinner. This came amid strained relationship between China and Taiwan post US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. Yi was seen leaving in a vehicle from the venue where External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Wang Yi waved to media as he entered a holding room for the dinner then walked out of…

Japan, ASEAN vow to cooperate in maritime security in Indo-Pacific

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, 5th from left, and his Southeast Asian counterparts pose for photos in Phnom Penh on Aug. 4, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Japanese Foreign Ministry/Kyodo) PHNOM PENH (Kyodo) — Foreign ministers from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday pledged to cooperate in promoting maritime security in the Indo-Pacific in a veiled counter to China’s muscle-flexing in regional waters. In a meeting with his ASEAN counterparts in Phnom Penh, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi…

Cooperation key to peace in South China Sea: ASEAN foreign ministers

VIETNAM, August 4 –   HÀ NỘI  The foreign ministers of Việt Nam and other ASEAN countries reiterated their stance on maintaining the South China Sea as a sea of peace and cooperation on Thursday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This is the consensus reached by the regional diplomats at the ongoing ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings between ASEAN and its partners. To this end, ASEAN calls for restraint from all parties to not complicate the situation in the South China Sea and urges efforts to handle disputes in…

ASEAN FMs call for peaceful settlement to South China Sea issue

The ASEAN Plenary Meeting saw the agreement of all parties that urged all parties to resolve the dispute in the South China Sea peacefully based on existing legal principles. In a press conference yesterday evening, Kung Phoak, Spokesperson of the 55th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings, said, “Regarding the South China Sea issue, the meeting asked all parties to resolve the issue peacefully and with constructive participation based on universally accepted norms, principles and laws.” “The 1982 UNCLOS promotes the effective implementation of the DOC and expedites negotiations on…

Hitting The Bullseye! BrahMos Looks To Outdo US Harpoon Missiles To Win Lucrative ASEAN, M.East Deals

After inking its first-ever export agreement for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with the Philippines, India has been eyeing other countries in Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on Indonesia. BrahMos Aerospace CEO Atul Rane recently told TASS that about three or four nations in South East Asia and the Middle East could buy Indo-Russian BrahMos missiles in the next few years. “I expect another one or two we will have another three-four countries on board from South East Asia and the Middle East. Those countries which are coming in…

ASEAN targets new progress in South China Sea code by yearend —draft communique │ GMA News Online

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is targeting new progress this year in the completion of a much delayed code of conduct with China to prevent armed confrontations in the disputed South China Sea, according to a draft communique of the group seen Monday by GMA News Online. Completion of the code, which has been supported by the United States and other Western and Asian governments not involved in the territorial conflicts, has been delayed by the slow pace of negotiations and two years of pandemic lockdowns. That has made…

Myanmar, South China Sea to Divide, Dominate ASEAN Summit

Phnom Penh, Cambodia —  Foreign Ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will try and thrash out their differences, ranging from the conflict in Myanmar, to the disputed South China Sea, to admitting East Timor to the bloc, when they meet in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this week. Bradley Murg, a senior adviser to the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace said the Philippines is expected to raise the South China Sea issue under new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. who is reasserting Manila’s 2016 arbitration award over China…