Myanmar, Malaysia, Brunei Leaders Arrive in Bangkok for Asean Summits
Myanmar Foreign Minister and defacto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah arrived in Bangkok, Friday, November 1, ahead of a regional meeting hosted by Thailand.
The ministers were greeted at the airport ahead of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 20th Political-Security Community Council Meeting due to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Leaders from the 10-member countries of ASEAN also will attend the East Asia Summit on Monday, along with officials from Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the United States and Russia.
Thailand mobilized more than 17,000 security officers on Friday ahead of a three-day summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders in Bangkok. They are guarding against attacks after a dozen explosions marred another regional meeting in August. International trade, and issues like the South China Sea dispute and the plight of ethnic Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are some of the issues expected to be discussed. (Reuters)