Will ASEAN Countries Opt for Yuan Instead of Dollars?

Indonesia has proposed the use of the Chinese yuan in trade and investments among the members of the Association of  South-East Asian Nations. This was announced by the country’s trade minister Thomas Lembong in the lower house of the parliament

"All ASEAN countries mostly use the US dollar in international payments. However, the cost of imports and services is increasing against the background of the rise in the US currency. This prompts experts to suggest the use of the yuan.


All Quiet in Kuala Lumpur: Russia–ASEAN Talks

The annual conference of ASEAN foreign ministers is much more than just a meeting of the foreign policy chiefs of ten Southeast Asian countries. The event traditionally kicks off official dialogue between colleagues who speak on behalf of the Association’s Dialogue Partners (Australia, India, Canada, China, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia, the United States, Japan and the European Union) and is followed by a meeting of 18 foreign ministers in the East Asia Summit format and a session of the ASEAN Regional Security Forum (27 participants). Bilateral contacts are also developed on the fringes of these multilateral events.


Third Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit

October 8–11, 2015, the Far Eastern Federal University is hosting the Third Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit. The participants of the Summit will be the youth teams from Russia and ASEAN member states.

The First Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit took place in May 2013 in MGIMO-University (Moscow, Russia) on the initiative of the ASEAN Centre. The hosts of the Second Youth Summit were the International Youth Centre in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation. The students, young professionals and honoured guests from Russia, Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam took part in the summits. This year Vladivostok was selected as the venue of a next Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit.


Medvedev’s Trip Reboots Thai-Russia Strategic Partnership

ASEAN Centre presents Kavi Chongkittavorn's new article about Russia-Thailand relations.

In 1897, when Siam faced imminent danger from the great colonizing powers of Great Britain and France, King Chulalongkorn went to Russia for diplomatic support to ward off the foreign predators. Since then the balance of power strategy preserved the country's independence and liberty over the past century.


Welcome our internship student from Myanmar - Nyan Lin Htet

Nyan Lin Htet was born in Myanmar where he graduated from the Basic Education High School of Mandalay. Then he continued his post-secondary education in British Council School and received the degree Bachelor of Arts (English) in Yangon Distance Education University. Currently Nyan is a first-year student of “Master of Public policy and policy analysis” program in Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and is an intern in the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO University. Nyan speaks English fluently and is learning Russian.



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