11 Updates
Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region

Oct 29 2013, 11:46pm CDT | by IANS

Yangon, Oct 30 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

Yangon, Oct 30 — Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

46 weeks ago

Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region

Oct 29 2013, 11:46pm CDT | by IANS

Yangon, Oct 30 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

Yangon, Oct 30 — Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

Addressing a coordination meeting on assuming the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, the president stressed the importance of the duty of ASEAN chairmanship in 2014. He said it is the last year to take necessary preparations for the emergence of ASEAN Community by 2015, reported Xinhua.

He also emphasised the need to have a thorough understanding of duties and make constant efforts for serving duties actively, holding that it is in conformity with the independent, active and non-aligned foreign policy vested in Myanmar's constitution.

"Myanmar's current political, economic and administrative reforms are the good example to other ASEAN countries," he said, adding that Myanmar could practice its foreign policy in accordance with the constitution.

He also noted that taking ASEAN chairmanship is a golden opportunity for Myanmar to show its leading role and its dignity in the region and the world.

On Nov 17, 2011, ASEAN leaders approved Myanmar at a summit to take the ASEAN chair for 2014, which was handed over to Myanmar by Brunei on Oct 10 at the 23rd ASEAN Summit held in Bandar Seri Begawan.

It will be for the first time for Myanmar since its joining the grouping in 1997 to assume the regional leadership starting Jan 1, 2014.

During Myanmar's one-year term of the ASEAN chairmanship, more than 240 regional meetings are scheduled to be held in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

3 days ago

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

Sep 14 2014 11:05pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
10

6 days ago

Myanmar lifts curfew in violence-racked state capital

Sep 11 2014 5:01am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Aung Hla Tun and Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Thursday lifted a curfew imposed in June 2012 when clashes between Buddhis ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

6 days ago

1 march, 11 sentences for Myanmar rights activist

Sep 11 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: Townhall's

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to two years in prison for marching through its ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

5 weeks ago

John Kerry stayed at US-blacklisted Myanmar hotel

Aug 12 2014 3:02am CDT | Source: Townhall's

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The U.S. said Tuesday that Secretary of State John Kerry wasn't breaking any rules when he stayed in a hotel own ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
7

5 weeks ago

Kerry, Citing Bumps, Urges Myanmar to Stay on Path to Democracy

Aug 10 2014 11:31am CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry, on the final day of a trip to Myanmar, pushed for further progress in what many perceive to be slowing politi ...
Source: NYT-Politics   Full article at: NYT-Politics
 

 
Update
5

5 weeks ago

Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

Aug 9 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Already scrambling to confront multiple simultaneous international crises, the Obama administration stepped ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

Kerry presses Myanmar on democratic reform

Aug 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning the leaders of Myanmar that improved relations with the United Sta ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Kerry aims to calm South China Sea tensions

Aug 8 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Myanmar seeking to calm tensions in the South China ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

5 weeks ago

South China Sea, Myanmar likely topics at talks

Aug 8 2014 3:17am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and Asia are meeting to discuss ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
1

5 weeks ago

Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry

Aug 8 2014 2:08am CDT | Source: Townhall's

OHN TAW GYI CAMP, Myanmar (AP) — Born just over a year ago, Dosmeda Bibi has spent her entire short life confined to a camp for one of the world's.. ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Romanian PM files for presidential candidacy
Bucharest, Sep 18 (IANS) Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has filed his candidacy for the presidential elections in Nov.
 
 
Majority rule out re-election of French president
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Nearly nine out of 10 French people do not want President Francois Hollande to win another term in office in the next elections set for 2017, according to a survey released by Paris-Match magazine
 
 
First NATO body launched in Bulgaria
Sofia, Sep 18 (IANS) Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has inaugurated the first NATO body in the country.
 
 
Australian police detain 15 terror suspects
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in Australia Thursday detained 15 people on terrorism-related offences during the biggest counter-terror raids in the country.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Romanian PM files for presidential candidacy
Bucharest, Sep 18 (IANS) Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has filed his candidacy for the presidential elections in Nov. "I hope and wish to conclude 25 years of transition from dictatorship to a democratic,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Majority rule out re-election of French president
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Nearly nine out of 10 French people do not want President Francois Hollande to win another term in office in the next elections set for 2017, according to a survey released by Paris-Match...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
First NATO body launched in Bulgaria
Sofia, Sep 18 (IANS) Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has inaugurated the first NATO body in the country. The International Organisation Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Australian police detain 15 terror suspects
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in Australia Thursday detained 15 people on terrorism-related offences during the biggest counter-terror raids in the country. More than 800 police officers conducted searches at 25...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Pharrell Williams believes in aliens
Pharrell Williams believes in alien life. The 'Happy' hitmaker thinks people are ''incredibly arrogant'' and ''pompous'' if they don't believe there are extra-terrestrials in the universe. Speaking to Stylist magazine,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
George Clooney's parents have wedding gift dilemma
George Clooney's parents don't know what to buy him as a wedding gift. The 'Monuments Men' star - who is worth a rumoured £100 million - will marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin at the end of this month but Nina,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
NASA spacecraft set for Mars orbit insertion Sep 21
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) NASA's Mars spacecraft is nearing its scheduled insertion into the Martian orbit Sep 21 after completing a 10 month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. The team, the flight system...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Liam Neeson writing script with Bono
Liam Neeson is writing a movie script with Bono. The actor has been working with the U2 singer on the story for the last ''six years'' and he is very excited about the project. Neeson revealed: ''We chat, or with him a...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Qatar vows to improve condition of immigrant workers
Berlin, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has vowed to promote reforms improving the condition of immigrants working on infrastructure for the 2022 Soccer World Cup that will be...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Food poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 320 people in China have been hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning, health officials said Thursday. According to the officials, most of the patients, aged three to 18 suffered...
Read more on Business Balla