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2009 ASEAN meetings

Chinese FM meets with U.S. Secretary of State

China and the United States need to maintain high-level contact and deepen cooperation in various areas of common concern, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said in his meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Full story

BACKGROUND

42nd AMM/PMC and 16th ARF

The ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Post Ministerial Conferences with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and countries from the Asia-Pacific are held annually.

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Thailand to fulfill 5 targets as ASEAN chairmanship

2009-07-21 14:31:40 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 21 (Xinhua) -- As the 2009 chairmanship of the ASEAN, Thailand aims to complete five concrete steps to make the regional grouping move toward the goal of a full ASEAN community in 2015, official from the Thai Foreign Ministry said here on Tuesday.

Clinton arrives in Thailand for ASEAN meetings in Thailand

2009-07-21 11:13:06 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 21 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Thailand's capital Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon to participate in the Post Ministerial Conferences (PMC) and 16th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Thai southern island Phuketfrom July 21-23, Thai language news agency Thairath Online reported.

Cambodia welcomes ASEAN single visa

2009-07-20 12:13:48 GMT xinhuanet PHNOM PENH, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia welcomes the creation of ASEAN single visa to attract more tourists and facilitate other travelers to visit the region, government officials said on Monday.

ASEAN urges DPRK to comply with UN resolution

2009-07-20 12:01:14 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) on Monday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to fully comply with its obligations and relevant UN Secutiry Council resolutions.

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Chinese FM: Earlier resumption of six-party talks to "do everybody good"

2009-07-23 10:28:37 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 23 (Xinhua) -- China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told reporters Thursday on the sidelines of the ASEAN meeting series that about the Korea Peninsula's nuclear issue, the UN Security Council's resolutions should be implemented and all sides should work hard to avoid escalation of tension.

Chinese FM: Dialogue best way to solve int'l disputes

2009-07-23 08:35:56 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The peaceful settlement of international disputes through dialogue and consultation is the best way and the best option, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Thursday.

Chinese FM stresses new areas of growth in ASEAN-China cooperation

2009-07-23 05:53:21 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi underlined here Wednesday the importance of tapping new areas of economic growth so as to enhance cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN).

Chinese FM meets with U.S. Secretary of State

2009-07-22 16:32:26 GMT Xinhua English PHUKET, Thailand, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States need to maintain high-level contact and deepen cooperation in various areas of common concern, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Wednesday in his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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16th ASEAN Regional Forum opens in Phuket

2009-07-24 02:16:44 GMT Xinhua English Representatives attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum pose for a group photo in Phuket, Thailand, July 23, 2009.

Hillary Clinton in Phuket

2009-07-23 03:24:16 GMT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a joint news conference with Thailand's Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya at a hotel in Phuket, southern Thailand Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Indonesia's Foreign Minister interviewed

2009-07-21 06:01:35 GMT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Indonesia's Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda smiles during an interview with the Associated Press at his hotel in Phuket, southern Thailand Tuesday, July 21, 2009.

Opening ceremony of 42nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

2009-07-21 05:59:24 GMT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, 6th left, joins hands in a group photo with foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the opening ceremony of the 42nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Monday, July 20, 2009 in Phuket, southern Thailand.