Asean vows to strengthen regional cooperation

Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened their annual meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday to discuss and further strengthen Asean community building and enhance regional cooperation.

Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith attended the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings hosted by Thailand.

Those present included foreign ministers from Asean countries and their negotiation partners as well as from the guest countries of Timor-Leste, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Norway, Turkey and Switzerland.

Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha called on Asean member countries to deepen economic integration and boost prosperity in the region despite global challenges.

The Thai prime minister was quoted by Xinhua as saying that Asean must reinforce cooperative relations with its Dialogue Partners and other countries outside the region.

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