Russia wants to expand cooperation with Thailand, with a focus placed on people-to-people exchanges, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Thailand on August 10.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (Photo:
Russia has paid heed to bolstering multifaceted cooperation with
Thailand, FM Lavrov said, stressing that Thailand is the most long-standing
partner of Russia in the region.
A series of activities will be organised to celebrate the 120th
founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations this year, said
The Russian FM has been on a working visit to Thailand from August
9-10. He is scheduled to hold talks with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai
and meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.
Lao senior officials and diplomats from ASEAN nations took part in a mini-marathon at Patuxay Park in Vientiane, Laos on August 12 as part of a series of local events to mark the 50th ASEAN anniversary and the 20th year since Laos became a member of the bloc.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Malaysia on August 8 and met with Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss bilateral ties, trade, terrorism fight and international issues of mutual concern.
The 50-minute meeting took place right after the US Secretary of State landed in Kuala Lumpur airport, starting his two-day trip to Malaysia.
All the five stadiums in Malaysia selected to host the 29th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 29) are ready for the biggest sport festival of the region, which will open on August 19.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a flag raising ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s membership in the association.
The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reviewed the bloc’s achievements recorded over the past 50 years and put forth major development orientations for the ASEAN Community in the time ahead.
Former Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Khmer National United Party (KNUP) Nhiek Bunchhay has been arrested for links with drug production in Kampong Speu province in 2007, according to Cambodia’s most visited newswire Fresh News on August 3.