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၂၁ ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ အာဆီယံ-တရုတ္ ထိပ္သီးေဆြးေႏြးပဲြထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကျငာခ်က္

Yangon 20 November 2018

(၃၃) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ အာဆီယံ ထိပ္သီး အစည္းအေဝးပြဲမွ အာဆီယံဥကၠဌ၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

Yangon 19 November 2018

ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၏ အတိုင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢိဳလ္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ အာဆီယံစီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ ရင္းႏွီးျမႇဳပ္ႏွံမႈဆိုင္ရာ ထိပ္သီးအစည္းအေဝးသုိ႔ တက္ေရာက္မိန္႔ခြန္းေျပာၾကား

Yangon 16 November 2018

၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္အတြက္ အာဆီယံအဖဲြ႕၀င္ႏုိင္ငံမ်ား၏အဓိက ကိန္းဂဏန္းမ်ား

Yangon 15 November 2018

ကုန္သြယ္မႈ ပိုမို အဆင္ေျပေခ်ာေမြ႕လ်က္ရွိေသာ အာဆီယံ

Yangon 06 November 2018

ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အတုိင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢိဳလ္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ NHK သတင္းဌာနႏွင့္ေတြ႕ဆံုေမးျမန္းျခင္း

Yangon 06 November 2018

အာဆီယံစီးပြားေရးအသိုက္အ၀န္း (၂၀၁၅) ေဖာ္ေဆာင္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၏စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား၊ အငယ္စား၊ အေသးစားႏွင့္ အလတ္စား စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား ဖံြ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရး

Yangon 26 October 2018


Asean News

Reviewing the 26th ASEAN Summit in Malaysia

29 Apirl 2015, Malaysia

The 26th ASEAN Summit concluded earlier this week in Malaysia. As usual with most ASEAN Summits, the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea issue was the focus of most media reports, along with a reported terrorist bombing plot aimed at disrupting the Kuala Lumpur meeting. The ASEAN Summit statement is available here.With regard to the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN institutions in general, there were a few notable developments:

ASEAN Common Time – this proposal, revived by Malaysia, was not accepted during the Summit. Reportedly Cambodia and Thailand objected to using Greenwich Mean Time + 8 (e.g., the time zone of China and Perth, Australia, as well as that of Singapore and Malaysia) as the common time. The Summit statement noted that ACT would be further considered, although it is not known whether that means considered at the next ASEAN Summit in November or postponed indefinitely (which happened the last time the ACT had been proposed).

ASEAN Institutions – ASEAN members expressed concern regarding the burdens on the ASEAN institutions, particularly the large number of sub- ministerial level meetings and having two ASEAN Summits a year. Issues regarding the former could be addressed by adopting the recommendations of the High Level Task Force on Strengthening the ASEAN Secretariat and Reviewing the ASEAN Organs, which call for increased use of communications technology and increasing the role of the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The latter appeared to be resolved, at least in the short-term, by allowing next year’s ASEAN Chair Laos to conduct both of the annual summits on a back-to-back basis, e.g., a de facto single summit, in November 2016.

Timor-Leste – The Summit statement acknowledged that ASEAN was continuing to review the Timorese application to join ASEAN. Separately, the Philippines reiterated its support of Timor- Leste’s membership efforts.

EU-ASEAN FTA – The EU and ASEAN announced that they would undertake a stock-taking review of resuming FTA talks by the end of the year. Previous talks had started in 2007 but stopped in 2009, due to institutional/organization difficulties and political issues regarding the Myanmar military regime.

ASEAN Economic Community – The ASEAN Trade Facilitation Joint Consultative Committee will be reactivated, as will be the ASEAN Consultation to Resolve Trade and Investment Issues (ACT), which is basically an internet- based “complaint box” for companies to raise AEC issues anonymously with the ASEAN Secretariat (reportedly the previous ACT system was inoperable for months or years due to internet security issues). GOASEAN, a 24-hour ASEAN travel channel, was also launched. The Summit statement discussed the Initiative for ASEAN Integration, which deals with the economic development gaps in the region, but did not mention the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, newly funded by China.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – the Summit statement reiterated that RCEP talks should aim to be concluded by end-2015. There are concerns that the RCEP talks could continue beyond 2015, mainly due to negotiating difficulties with certain RCEP negotiating parties.


Source: The Diplomat(By Edmund Sim)
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