PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea Daily/ ANN) - The Asean foreign ministers will meet their U.S. counterpart in the new American administration this week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia’s news release.
“This upcoming event will be the first meeting between Asean Foreign Ministers and Secretary of State of the United States of America since the new administration of President Donald Trump took office in January this year”, it underlined.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Detained Senator Leila de Lima admonished President Rodrigo Duterte’s continued attacks against media outlets, calling him an old man with childish vindictiveness.
Detained Senator Leila de Lima called President Rodrigo Duterte an “old man” that has an “EQ of a six-year-old.”
De Lima made the remark in reaction to Duterte’s continued attacks against some media outlets, particularly ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos’ young female footballers will face the so-called group of death in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-15 Girls Championship to be held in Vientiane from May 8-20.
Laos is in Group A, which also comprises Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. Group B consists of Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Asean’s economic and security interests are closely tied to developments beyond the region, and therefore, the grouping needs to strengthen cooperation with its partners in areas of mutual interest and ensure stable relations among them, as both are vital to continued peace, stability and prosperity.
HUNAN (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Asean reporters are now better placed to gather important information about the Maritime Silk Road in China next year after taking part in the “Jointly Building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” programme in Hunan and Jiangxi provinces, China, from April 17-27.
After sharing in the event last month, editors and journalists will now have the opportunity to visit the Silk Road project in China.