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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ASEAN countries

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrissov is going to visited ASEAN countries.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ASEAN countries
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ASEAN alarm over China sea spat

Southeast Asian leaders have expressed "serious concern" over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, according to a statement released Monday, amid a growing row between Vietnam and Beijing over contested waters.

ASEAN alarm over China sea spat
Japan to pledge $20 bn aid to ASEAN: reports
Japan to pledge $20 bn aid to ASEAN: reports

Japan will pledge $20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, reports said Friday.

Japan to pledge $20 bn aid to ASEAN: reports
Le Luong Minh (L), secretary-general of ASEAN, shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ©Reuters/Yoshikazu Tsuno
Japan, SE Asia in talks to expand currency swap

Japan and Southeast Asian countries are in talks over expanding currency swap arrangements to help cushion their economies in financial emergencies, an official said Thursday, ahead of a Japan-ASEAN summit next week.

Japan, SE Asia in talks to expand currency swap
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Euro "too strong", says European Commission's Tajani

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani said Wednesday the euro was overvalued and urged the zone's central bank to help exporters by weakening the single currency.

Euro "too strong", says European Commission's Tajani
Beijing and ASEAN in talks on South China Sea
Beijing and ASEAN in talks on South China Sea

A code of conduct for handling disputes in the South China Sea should be discussed "gradually", Beijing said after meetings with Southeast Asian nations, suggesting any agreement is still far off.

Beijing and ASEAN in talks on South China Sea
US takes up gaps on Syria, sea disputes at Asia forum
US takes up gaps on Syria, sea disputes at Asia forum

Asia-Pacific security talks opened Tuesday with Beijing under pressure over its South China Sea claims.

US takes up gaps on Syria, sea disputes at Asia forum
Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows
Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows

Japan on Wednesday called for stronger security ties with Southeast Asia as Tokyo looks to boost alliances at a time of growing territorial tensions with China.

Japan seeks defence ties with ASEAN amid China rows
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil

US President Barack Obama is set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday at a summit dominated by rival claims to the strategically vital area.

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Tuesday warned of an increasingly severe security environment in Asia amid raging territorial disputes, as he met US President Barack Obama.

Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
ASEAN to press China over sea tensions
ASEAN to press China over sea tensions

Southeast Asian nations are set to press China Monday to quickly begin talks on easing tensions over maritime territorial rows that have shaken the region and overshadowed efforts to boost trade.

ASEAN to press China over sea tensions
Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks
Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will outline Washington's strategic shift to the Pacific and a tentative rapprochement with Myanmar.

Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks
Australia wants closer ASEAN ties: FM Carr
Australia wants closer ASEAN ties: FM Carr

Australia will elevate its engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and seek to more closely align its foreign policy with that of the bloc.

Australia wants closer ASEAN ties: FM Carr

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