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.

The factory of Vietnam's Garment 10 Corporation in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN, China bolster trade partnership

Economic ministers of the 10 ASEAN member countries and China have agreed to bolster the bilateral trade during their meeting on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 51) in Bangkok.

An unofficial meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers - Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

AMM Retreat 2019 to discuss five major regional issues

Foreign Ministers from the 10 ASEAN member countries will gather in Chiang Mai, Thailand on January 17-18 for their 2019 retreat (AMM Retreat 2019) to discuss intra-bloc cooperation and international and regional issues of mutual concern.