EghtesadOnline: Iran traded 537,456 tons of non-oil commodities worth $219.09 million with the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the first Iranian month (March 21-April 20) to register a 31.42% and 40.19% decline in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s same month.
EghtesadOnline: Southeast Asian ministers meeting this week are set to avoid tackling the subject of Beijing's arming and building of manmade South China Sea islands, preparing to endorse a framework for a code of conduct that is neither binding nor enforceable.
EghtesadOnline: Asean members must remain vigilant to ensure a stable 2017 following their solid 2016, and are cautiously observing the latest developments in the world economies, particularly in the United States, China and Europe.
EghtesadOnline: A senior Foreign Ministry official has announced that Iran will sign the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) after Majlis (Parliament) expresses its written approval.
EghtesadOnline: Heads of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in their final statement on Thursday evening said they are looking forward to annexation of Iran to Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).
EghtesadOnline: Asian leaders played down tensions over the South China Sea in a carefully worded summit statement on Thursday, but even before it was issued Beijing voiced frustration with countries outside the region "interfering" in tussles over the strategic waterway.
EghtesadOnline: The Philippines' defense ministry released pictures on Wednesday showing what it said were Chinese boats near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, just hours before Southeast Asian nations were due to meet China's premier at a summit in Laos.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is going to sign a document on Iran’s accession to the Treaty of Amity & Cooperation in Southeast Asia Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
EghtesadOnline: China and a grouping of Southeast Asian nations aim to finish by the middle of next year a framework for a code of conduct to ease tension in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign ministers of ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed on Iran's joining to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.