The Philippines' capital Manila is currently hosting the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings on August 2-8, bringing together the heads of foreign offices from 27 states.
ASEAN was established by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand in 1967. Since then, Brunei, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia have joined the organization. The association strives to enhance regional cooperation in the economic, social, cultural and other spheres, as well as promote peace and security.
Russia and Indonesia have prepared a draft paper on countering the ideology of terrorism, which is expected to be presented in the fall, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
Manila is a place where you can see Asian, European and American traditions blend in one melting pot. For centuries, the Philippines has been famous for its international trade, for its hospitality and unique culture.
Chinese Foreign Minister stated that China would like to expand cooperation both Australia and Malaysia, local media reported.
Japan urges the ASEAN to the increase of pressure on North Korea amid its nuclear and weapons program, the deputy press secretary of the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday stated that the ASEAN has developed into the recognized regional alliance.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that he discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the Syrian settlement and issue of visa regime between Turkey and Russia, as well as trade restrictions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Sunday reiterated their adherence to strengthening bilateral cooperation and mutual support regardless of the changing situation in the world, Wang said.
Moscow hopes for the continuation of the contacts with Washington on the regulation of the crisis in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Sunday.
Russia and the United States need to establish dialogue on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), respective instructions will be given to experts of both countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Sunday.
During the bilateral meeting between Russian Foreign Minister and his American counterpart Sergei Lavrov commented on Russian retaliatory measures in response to the recently introduced US anti-Russia sanctions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that he reminded US State Secretary Rex Tillerson during their meeting in Manila of the need to establish cooperation on cybersecurity. This is the first Lavrov-Tillerson meeting after the US president signed into law a new anti-Russia sanctions bill.
According to the Russian foreign minister, Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to pay special attention to the issue of North Korea during their meeting in September.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the situation in Syria and the memorandum on de-escalation zones in the country on the sidelines of ASEAN forum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
Foreign ministers of the ASEAN member states and China have approved the framework of Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, local media reported on Sunday, citing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Amid a new low in ties with the West, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov embarks on a grand Asian tour, where he will be holding talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson against the background of new anti-Russia sanctions. Experts shed light on the trip.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of ASEAN forum in Manila, a source in the Russian delegation told reporters on Sunday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting on Sunday with North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministerial meeting in Manila, media reported citing its diplomatic sources.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold a meeting on Sunday with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministerial meeting in Manila, a source in the Russian delegation told Sputnik.
US State Secretary Rex Tillerson will seek common ground with Russia at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, which is scheduled to take place in Manila on Sunday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be on a tour to the Southeast Asian states, namely the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, on August 6-10, and is expected to hold a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministerial meeting in Manila.