13 Nov '11, 1pm

ASEAN has progressed well under Indonesia chairmanship: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Indonesia caps its chairmanship of ASEAN with the forthcoming Bali summit which will see the formal entry of the United States and Russia into the East Asia summit grouping. ASEAN will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of its ties with China during the 19th Summit of ASEAN's leaders and their discussions with dialogue partners from 17-19 November. The anniversary will be celebrated with the launch of the ASEAN-China Centre to be based in Beijing. And in an interview with Channel NewsAsia, Singapore's Foreign Minister Mr K Shanmugam said ASEAN has progressed well under the strong and able leadership of current Chair, Indonesia. For example, it mediated in the Thai-Cambodian dispute over an area around the ancient Preah Vihear temple. "In the Thai-Cambodian dispute, Indonesia, as Chair of ASEAN, together with the other ASEAN countries, played a very useful role ...

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