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Prime Minister strengthens ties with ASEAN and expands partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

News Release Prime Minister strengthens ties with ASEAN and expands partnerships in the Indo-Pacific The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, concluded his participation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, hosted by Cambodia in Phnom Penh, where Canada was invited as a guest of the Chair. Convening under the theme of “Addressing Challenges Together,” … Continue reading

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ASEAN, China to promote cruise, yacht tourism to boost arrivals

ASEAN, China to promote cruise, yacht tourism to boost arrivals By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and China have agreed to promote seamless connectivity through cruise and yacht tourism to boost tourist arrivals between them. In a joint statement on tourism cooperation available on … Continue reading

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ASEAN TF head lauds personnel for incident-free Summit

ASEAN TF head lauds personnel for incident-free Summit By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Congratulations for a job well done. This was the message of ASEAN Security Task (ASTF) commander head, Police Director Napoleon Taas, following the peaceful and successful conclusion of the historic event last Nov. 15 and incident-free departure of Chinese … Continue reading

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ASEAN Information Ministers tackle fake news

News Release ASEAN Information Ministers tackle fake news MANILA — “The proliferation of fake news is real and this has negative impact in our world today.” Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the current chair of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI), pointed this out during a roundtable discussion with … Continue reading

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DFA: Joint communique on South China Sea reflects ASEAN sentiment

DFA: Joint communique on South China Sea reflects ASEAN sentiment  By Leslie Gatpolintan     MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday said the joint communiqué that called for non-militarization and self-restraint in South China Sea (SCS) activities reflects the sentiment of majority members of the Association of Southeast … Continue reading

President Duterte’s fruitful ‘tour of duty’ in his first year
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President Duterte’s fruitful ‘tour of duty’ in his first year

President Duterte’s fruitful ‘tour of duty’ in his first year MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made 21 foreign trips to 18 countries during his first year in office. The President’s foreign trips form part of his obligation as Head of State to maintain and strengthen the country’s diplomatic and economic ties … Continue reading