Friday, May 6, 2011

Laos agrees to swap Asean chair in 2014

Jakarta--Laos has agreed to swap with Burma for the chairmanship of Asean in 2014, The Nation has learned.

At the senior official meeting, the Laotian officials said that they would not mind switching with Burma with
its chair in 2014. Cambodia and Brunei will the Asean chair in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

After the setting up of a new civilian government under President Thein Sein at the end of March, Burma wrote to the Asean leaders that the country was ready to resume the chair, which it skipped in 2015 due to pressure from

-- The Nation --