21.10.2018 - 19:42 [ The Japan Times ]

U.S., China agree to Asia defense rules to avoid air clashes

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and seven other regional military chiefs, including China’s General Wei Fenghe, gave broad endorsement to the rules in Singapore on Saturday, during an meeting hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The non-binding guidelines had been formally adopted a day earlier by defense ministers from ASEAN’s 10 member nations.

14.09.2018 - 05:17 [ KBS ]

Außenministerin betont beim WEF-Forum Wichtigkeit des nächstwöchigen Korea-Gipfels

Südkoreas Außenministerin Kang Kyung-hwa hat beim Weltwirtschaftsforum in Hanoi die Wichtigkeit des Korea-Gipfels in der kommenden Woche unterstrichen.

Das Außenministerium in Seoul gab bekannt, Kang habe unter anderem die ASEAN-Staaten darum gebeten, auf dem Weg zur Friedensverankerung auf der koreanischen Halbinsel eine konstruktive Rolle zu spielen

05.08.2018 - 15:33 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

S. Korean FM says ASEAN attendees supportive of Seoul’s policies, peace efforts

The chair’s statement from the ASEAN Regional Forum has not yet been released,… but many are keeping a close eye on whether it will reflect North Korea’s statement, in which Ri said that to move forward, Washington must take a new approach to build confidence… and implement all the points of the joint statement in a balanced, simultaneuous and phased way. Pompeo was reportedly not in his seat during the remarks at the ARF because of his schedule. And though the much anticipated sitdown between him and Ri Yong-ho did not take place either,… the atmosphere did not seem hostile at all.

05.08.2018 - 13:20 [ Yonhap (Südkorea) ]

No breakthrough at ARF for denuclearization, war-ending declaration

The U.S. is pressing the North to take concrete denuclearization steps, beyond a show of dismantling nuclear and missile testing sites in the absence of international experts.

The North says it has done a lot, and the Trump administration should reciprocate.

04.08.2018 - 17:02 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

North Korea hands out statement on their stance on the Korean Peninsula

Jangho, yes, at the press center North Korean officials came over and handed out North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho’s statement during the ASEAN Regional Forum. The statement emphasized the importance of building confidence between Pyongyang and Washington in fully implementing the Joint Statement signed by their two leaders. It also said that only when the U.S. ensures that the North feels comfortable, will Pyongyang be able to open their minds to the U.S. and show the desired moves in action. It reprimanded the U.S. for raising its voice louder over maintaining sanctions against the regime,… and asked the ARF member states to respond to Pyongyang’s goodwill measures for a turnaround of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

04.08.2018 - 16:32 [ Radio China ]

China will Atomabkommen mit Iran wahren

Dieses Abkommen sei ein durch den Weltsicherheitsrat überprüftes und anerkanntes multilaterales Abkommen und entspreche den gemeinsamen Interessen der betroffenen Parteien und der internationalen Gemeinschaft, deshalb solle es respektiert und gewahrt werden.

04.08.2018 - 09:09 [ ]

Opening Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the EU-ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference

Let me start by thanking Singapore for your great hospitality today, I am looking forward to working more closely together; and Thailand and you personally, Mr Co-Chair [H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand], for the excellent work we have done together during your chairmanship.

The European Union and ASEAN are very distant geographically, but we could not be closer when it comes to our approach to international affairs. We stand on the same side. We stand on the side of cooperative solutions, based on international rules and on multilateralism as you rightly pointed out. We stand on the side of a free and fair …

04.08.2018 - 08:59 [ ]

Iran officially joins ASEAN treaty: Report

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ratified Iran’s membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) on Thursday, the media reported. In a ceremony on the sidelines of the 51st Asean Foreign Ministers‘ Meeting in Singapore, Iran officially joined the TAC treaty in the presence of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Tasnim news agency reported.

04.08.2018 - 08:17 [ Mehr News Agency ]

N Korean state news agency confirms FM Ri Yong Ho’s visit to Iran

State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday that North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will make an official visit to Iran soon, after participating in Saturday’s ASEAN Regional Forum meeting.

The news agency did not disclose further details about the upcoming visit of the North Korean political delegation to Iran.

03.08.2018 - 17:19 [ Javad Zarif, Außenminister der Islamischen Republik Iran / Twitter ]

Met with President & FM of Singapore & FMs of China, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia. Clear global consensus on need to take concerted action to preserve JCPOA. Also detailed review with HR Mogherini of actions by EU and beyond to ensure economic benefits to Iranian people.

03.08.2018 - 15:38 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

North Korea’s Foreign Minister kicks off bilateral talks with diplomatic partners upon arrival..

While many had been curious if Pyongyang and Washington will meet this week,… no official announcement has been made by either side. But Pompeo will be meeting with South Korea’s foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha Saturday morning. An interesting thing to note, is that all key players surrounding the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula, namely the two Koreas, the U.S. and China, will all gather in just a moment, as Singapore hosts a gala dinner for the participants of this year’s forum. That’s all from me for now Daniel.

03.08.2018 - 15:30 [ Reuters ]

China says it wants to resolve differences with U.S. ‚on equal footing‘

Speaking to reporters after meeting Pompeo on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said Pompeo told him he was “was willing to maintain constructive contact”.

“As two members of the U.N. Security Council and the world’s largest two economies, we should of course maintain talks at all times,” Wang said.

03.08.2018 - 05:12 [ KBS ]

Außenministerin trifft Amtskollegen aus Russland und Japan

Der nordkoreanische Außenminister Ri Yong-ho und US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo werden am Freitag in Singapur erwartet, um am ASEAN-Regionalforum teilzunehmen. Die Aufmerksamkeit richtet sich darauf, ob ein Außenministertreffen zwischen beiden Koreas und ein US-nordkoreanisches Treffen zustande kommen werden.

02.08.2018 - 12:37 [ KBS ]

Außenministerin wirbt am Rande von Regionalforum in Singapur für Denuklearisierung

Diesbezüglich äußerte sich Seoul positiv zur Beteiligung Chinas an der Erklärung des Kriegsendes. Das wird als strategischer Schritt verstanden, um die Position Chinas, vom Prozess zur Friedenssicherung auf der koreanischen Halbinsel nicht ausgeschlossen werden zu wollen, zu berücksichtigen und gleichzeitig Peking dazu bewegen, Nordkorea von Maßnahmen zur Denuklearisierung zu überzeugen. In dieser Hinsicht gibt es Erwartungen für die Vermittlungsfähigkeit von Südkoreas Außenministerin Kang Kyung-wha beim ARF.

01.08.2018 - 16:16 [ ]

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on official visit to Asia and Oceania

From 3 to 8 August 2018, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will travel to Singapore, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Australia. In Singapore on 3-4 August, the High Representative/Vice-President will co-chair the annual Post-Ministerial Conference between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), just three months after EU Foreign Ministers decided to enhance EU security cooperation in and with Asia.

30.07.2018 - 15:49 [ KBS ]

Erwartungen für Treffen zwischen Koreas und zwischen Koreas und USA am Rande des ASEAN-Regionalforums

Dazu kommen auch die Chefdiplomaten Süd- und Nordkoreas, der USA und Chinas. Daher richtet sich die Aufmerksamkeit darauf, ob ein bilaterales Außenministertreffen zwischen beiden Koreas und ein Dreier-Treffen zwischen beiden Koreas und den USA zustande kommen wird. Es wird erwartet, dass die Erklärung des Kriegsendes in Korea oben auf der Tagesordnung stehen wird, sollten solche Treffen zustande kommen.

30.07.2018 - 15:45 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

N. Korea, U.S. likely to look for common ground on denuclearization, security guarantee

From here on, it’s expected that North Korea and the U.S. will focus on finding a middle ground between the U.S. giving the regime a security guarantee through measures like ending the Korean War… and Pyongyang taking steps to denuclearize. This week, the foreign ministers of the two Koreas, the U.S., and China will all be attending the ASEAN Regional Forum in Singapore.

13.07.2018 - 17:32 [ KBS ]

Präsident Moon präsentiert Roadmap für Frieden und Gedeihen

Präsident Moon Jae-in hat in Singapur eine dreistufige Roadmap für Frieden und Gedeihen auf der koreanischen Halbinsel und in der Region einschließlich des südostasiatischen Staatenbundes ASEAN präsentiert.

In seinem Vortag im Rahmen des „Singapore Lecture“ sagte er am Freitag, dass er bei beiden innerkoreanischen Spitzentreffen den starken Willen von Nordkoreas Machthaber Kim Jong-un festgestellt habe, Nordkorea zu einem normalen Staat entwickeln zu wollen. Moon nannte die Umsetzung der Zusage für die Denuklearisierung als Voraussetzung für die Prosperität.