Coal would remain a major fuel source in Southeast Asia for years to come(Photo: The Nation)

Coal remains main source of energy in Southeast Asia

Several of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have adopted clean-energy policies, and yet the use of coal continues to increase in the region.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-gu (Source: Yonhap News Agency)

RoK cements ASEAN ties with clear vision, policy initiative

 The Republic of Korea (RoK) pledges to cement ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with a clear vision, resources and concrete action plans, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-gu told Yonhap News Agency in a recent interview.
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (Source: VNA)

ASEAN, Canada enhance partnership

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Canada have agreed to promote cooperation across three pillars – politics-security, economy, and socio-culture, during the 16th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue at deputy foreign ministerial level. 
Officials pose for a photo at the 22nd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brussels on January 21 (Source: VNA)

ASEAN, EU pledge to strengthen comprehensive ties

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) affirmed the commitment to enhancing bilateral comprehensive cooperation at the 22nd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brussels on January 21.