22 Jan '11, 10am

ASEAN ministers to make road trip from Chiang Rai to Kunming

SINGAPORE: Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo will be taking part in a road trip with his ASEAN counterparts. The trip starts on Sunday and will take them from Chiang Rai in Thailand to Kunming in China. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)says the three-day trip is to help ASEAN foreign ministers gain first-hand experience of transportation links between ASEAN and China. It is part of ongoing efforts for a Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity that was approved by ASEAN leaders when they met in Hanoi for the 17th ASEAN Summit in October last year. It is the second such trip for the ministers, who went a year ago through Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to familiarise themselves with the state of road connections in that region. On Tuesday, when they arrive in Kunming, Mr Yeo will also attend the ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers meeting. The ministers will be exchanging views...

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