At the China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, China and ASEAN pledged to forge closer ties in maintaining social stability and economic growth.

In a joint statement issued at the end of the 5th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus, they pledged to strengthen regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The Straits Times

ASEAN has appointed Mr. Kung Phoak as its deputy secretary-general to provide leadership and oversee projects for the organization. VOA

ASEAN unity and economic integration are the key factors for its member as trade tensions between US and China escalate. The Nations