Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, speaking in his capacity as special envoy to Myanmar of the 10-member ASEAN, described the executions of Myanmar dissidents as a “setback” to his mediation.
The measures, which come amid cratering ties between China and the US, are the latest in a promised series of steps intended to hit back at the US for allowing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
Ankara's top diplomat, who visited the southeast Asian nation at the request of his counterpart, hails longstanding and promising cooperation between the two countries.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei looks set to dominate the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phnom Penh, as the bloc also looks to tackle the Myanmar crisis.
Myanmar's execution of four prisoners, including a former member of Aung San Suu Kyi's party, is "highly reprehensible," said the chair of a regional bloc leading diplomatic efforts to resolve the post-coup crisis.
Bangkok deployed two fighter planes after "an unidentified aircraft crossed into Thailand in Tak province" before disappearing from radar, the Royal Thai Air Force said in a statement.
India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar says New Delhi "fully supports a strong, unified, prosperous ASEAN" as he holds a meeting with foreign ministers of Southeast Asian countries.
China and Russia blocked the council from issuing a statement expressing concern at the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace.
Fierce fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops continues along the long front in the Donbass as Ukrainian fighters under siege in a Mariupol plant plead for help in the conflict that enters its 80th day.
US President Biden opens a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China.
State Secretary Antony Blinken is set to outline Washington's approach towards Beijing amid criticism President Biden's administration is lacking a formal strategy to handle America's main strategic rival.
The conflict shows that the regional order, particularly around the South China Sea, may not be sustainable if agreements are viewed as “mere words” on a piece of paper.
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