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Asean chief says region's leaders ready to meet again
The leaders of the ten-nation bloc as well as their dialogue partners--China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and New Zealand--are prepared to travel to attend a rescheduled meeting in Thailand again, after the original event was cancelled.
Thai News Agency quoted Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) as saying that he is coordinating a meeting of the leaders to reschedule a date, which should be within the next month or two. The venue also remains undecided.
“Asean leaders and dialogue partners remain confident and willing to cooperate with Thailand,” Surin said. “They harbour no criticism of what’s happened that prevented the meeting from happening.”
According to Surin, the rescheduled round of the ASEAN summit will now not involve heads of international organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund or the United Nations Secretary-General due to short notice. These leaders will however be invited to attend a later round of talks toward the end of the year.
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