29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) opens in Cambodia
|29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) opened in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on August 5 with the participation of 27 FM from countries in the Indo-Pacific region. (Photo: WVR/Tuan Anh)|
The Foreign Ministers from 27 countries, including the ASEAN member countries, US, Japan, China and Russia, are scheduled to focus their discussions on regional security, including the conflict in Ukraine and the missile and nuclear weapons programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son attended the event.
|Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son attended the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on August 5. (Photo: WVR/Tuan Anh)|
Established in 1994, the ARF has become an important platform for security dialogue in the Indo-Pacific. It provides a setting in which members can discuss current security issues and develop cooperative measures to enhance peace and security in the region.