Lao FM praises ASEAN as successful regional organisation

Lao FM praises ASEAN as successful regional organisation

ASEAN has become one of the most successful regional organisations in the world, with a host of tangible accomplishments on many fronts, Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith said in a message sent recently to the Lao people on the occasion of the 53rd founding anniversary of the bloc and the 23rd anniversary of Laos’ membership.

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ASEAN foundation day observed abroad

PANO – Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in its capacity as ASEAN Chair in New York has hosted a virtual ceremony to celebrate the 53rd founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (August 8).

ASEAN founding anniversary marked in Ukraine


The embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia in Ukraine co-organised a flag-hoisting ceremony on August 8 to mark the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (August 8, 1967-2020).

ASEAN Foreign Ministers issue statement on Lebanon explosion


Learning of the August 4 explosion in Beirut, the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on August 9 issued a statement on the incident, at a proposal of Vietnam.

ASEAN's 53rd founding anniversary marked in Venezuela


The Embassies of ASEAN member states in Venezuela held a ceremony in Caracas on August 7 to celebrate the 53rd founding anniversary of the regional grouping, with Venezuelan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania Ruben Molina in attendance.
ASEAN FMs’ statement on maintaining peace and stability in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers have issued a statement on the importance of maintaining peace and stability in Southeast Asia. Following is the full text of the statement:

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s message on ASEAN's anniversary


Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has delivered a message on the occasion of the 53rd founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s admission to the bloc. Following is a translation of the message.

Celebrating the ASEAN community ties with South Africa


Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Hoang Van Loi, who is also Chair of the ASEAN Pretoria Committee (APC), has written an article on the occasion of the 53rd founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Following is the full text of the article which was published on August 7 by Pretoria News in both print and online versions.

ASEAN's relations with partners develop strongly and practically: Official


Over the past 53 years, ASEAN's foreign relations have been expanded towards deeper and more practical orientations, helping to ensure peace, security, stability, cooperation and development for member countries as well as the whole region, and enhancing the grouping’s position in the world, said Phan The Thang, Deputy Head of Information and Data Unit under the ASEAN-Korea Centre.
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