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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Foreign Ministers Begin Summit

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Foreign Ministers Begin Summit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Aug 2019 8:15 PM GMT

Bangkok: The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) began a summit in the Thai capital on Wednesday, where they will discuss the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea and trade tensions, among other issues. The Asean Foreign Ministers will hold talks till Saturday and will also meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov as well as those of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru and the EU. Britain’s newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, will seek new business opportunities in Thailand - which this year holds the rotating chair of the bloc - and strengthen diplomatic ties amid the UK’s exit from the EU. (IANS)

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