Thai PM Prayut Chan-ocha has opened the 34th ASEAN Summit.
Topping the agenda at the ASEAN 2019 Summit, is the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or R-CEP. The trade pact includes all 10 economies of ASEAN as well as Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand. The push to reach an agreement comes in the backdrop of US-China trade tensions.
My latest CNA report from the ASEAN 2019 Summit in Bangkok: It's the first day and economy and foreign policy is on the agenda here as I give a general overview of this weekend's events.
Bangkok prepares itself for the 34th ASEAN Summit taking place this weekend on Wireless Road. While security is high, authorities have been ordered to keep the impact on the public at a minumum.