Category Archives: Politics

Cambodian FM To Attend ASEAN FMs’ Retreat Via Video Conference

PHNOM PENH, Jan 20 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn, will participate in the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat, to be held tomorrow, via videoconference, said a foreign ministry’s press statement today. The retreat will follow up on the leaders’ guidance from the 37th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian

Thai PM Says Only Public Hospitals Allowed To Use Imported COVID-19 Vaccines

BANGKOK, Jan 20 (NNN-TNA) – Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, said, the government will only allow public hospitals to use imported COVID-19 vaccines, in the initial stage of the vaccination programme. Thais will be vaccinated only by public hospitals and health units, in the initial stage, during which no private hospitals will be allowed to

European, Other World Leaders Welcome Joe Biden

There were words of welcome Wednesday from across the world for Joe Biden as he was sworn in as America’s 46th president. They were mixed with parting shots from some leaders aimed at his predecessor, Donald Trump, who left Washington hours before the swearing-in. As the inauguration has been atypical — with no crowds and

Appointment of Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Non-Resident Ambassador to the State Of Israel

The Government has appointed Mr Jaya Ratnam as Singapore’s next Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Mr Lim Chuan Poh as Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the State of Israel.   Mr Jaya Ratnam was Singapore’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, concurrently accredited to the Netherlands, Luxembourg and European Union, from July 2016

Presentation of Credentials, 19 January 2021

The following foreign Heads of Mission presented their credentials to President Halimah Yacob in separate ceremonies at the Istana today: (a) The High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives His Excellency Ibrahim Shaheeb (b) The Ambassador of Ukraine Her Excellency Kateryna Zelenko Their bio summaries are attached.   MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SINGAPORE 19 JANUARY

MAEPS PKRC: Extraordinary action in extraordinary situation – PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — The Prime Minister describes the operation of the COVID-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) which was set up in three days at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), as an unusual action in an unusual situation. Expressing pride with the efforts of the frontliners from various agencies to

China-ASEAN relations reach new heights

From January 11th to 16th, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a six-day tour of Southeast Asia, paying official visits to Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN. Analysts believe that this visit will release a signal of