The countdown has begun for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). And with the formation of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASEAN SAM) – or the Open Skies Agreement – two multilateral agreements will help improve regional connectivity and enhance regional trade.
The two agreements are the...
ASEAN countries will seek knowledge on border control from partners like the EU and the US to tackle new, non-traditional security threats that may come with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of next year.
Alongside the appointment of a new executive director, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is to undergo an operational and administrative revamp with the help of a US$225,000 Technical Assistance (TA) grant from the Asian Development Bank.
Since President Thein Sein’s quasi-civilian administration took office in 2011, the country’s political environment has seen many liberal changes. These changes have prompted Western nations to lift economic sanctions and provide support through financial aid,