- n an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Reuters India
Until the Philippine Congress sees that happen, it would have extreme difficulty in ratifying the ASEAN charter,Arroyo said in a statement.
- Ibrahim Gambari in Bloomberg
Gambari, upon leaving from Singapore today, said he hopes "to deliver a message by the secretary-general to the leadership, a message that is very much by the Security Council and Asean and I look forward to a very fruitful visit so that I can...
- Lee Hsien Loong in FOXNews
ASEAN leaders will strive to prevent the Myanmar issue from obstructing our efforts to deepen integration and build an ASEAN community,Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his opening remarks at the annual summit.