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Wen says China to keep cooperation with ASEAN, back its integration

2009-04-11 10:03:32 GMT2009-04-11 18:03:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told his Thai counterpart Abhisit Vejjajiva during a phone conversation on Saturday that China attaches great importance to its relations with ASEAN and will steadfastly strengthen the friendly and mutual beneficial cooperation with ASEAN and support the ASEAN integration process.

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday had a telephone conversation with his Thai counterpart Abhisit Vejjajiva at the request of the Thai government.

Abhisit said the Thai government decided to postpone the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) related summits scheduled for April 11 and 12 in view of Thailand's domestic situation, and will resume the summits at proper time in the future. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso here Saturday.

The two leaders, who were here for the ASEAN-related summits scheduled to be convened between April 10 and 12, met at Hotel Dusit Thani in the coastal city. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak here on Saturday.

The two leaders, who were here for the summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and China, Japan and South Korea and the East Asian summit, met at Dusit Thani hotel around noon time. The meetings were scheduled to be convened on Saturday and Sunday, but delayed by anti-government protests. Full story

BANGKOK, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet again in Bangkok in August to sign free trade agreements with China and India, Thai media reported Saturday after the cancellation of ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Pattaya, venue of ASEAN and related summits after anti-government protesters broke into the conference center. Full story

BANGKOK, April 11 (Xinhua) -- A group of anti-government protesters on Saturday gathered at Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's residence in Bangkok, demanding him to resign. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Ten representatives of the "red shirt" protestors told foreign media here Saturday that the Thai government should be held responsible for an earlier shooting which seriously wounded two "red shirt" protestors. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Anti-government protestors in Thailand who had previously blocked a hotel of Chinese and South Korean delegates attending the summit between the ASEAN and China, Japan and South Korea and the East Asia Summit have retreated. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of anti-government "red shirt" protestors held rallies Saturday morning outside the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel, the venue of the 14th ASEAN summit and Related summits, demanding they be given opportunities to meet foreign media. Full story

PATTAYA, Thailand, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Anti-government red-shirted protesters battled with local people who formed a line to protect the venue of ASEAN and related summits here Saturday morning, three people injured, Pattaya city governr confirmed.

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