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“A lot of work can be done around war legacy issues... that involves dealing with unexploded ordnance. We should help.” said Barack Obama speaking about ASEAN. It’s one of the 51 quotes about ASEAN you can find on this page. 40 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Enrique Manalo and Ramon Lopez. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.

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Lin Yongxin

If the draft satisfies both China and Asean, it would prevent other countries from meddling, and China and Asean will cooperate within the new framework.

Joe Carr

Singapore is the home of our Asia headquarters and as such has always been a key market in our strategy to grow the UFC brand and the sport of MMA in the ASEAN region.

Perfecto Yasay

The ASEAN members have been unanimous in their expression of concern about what they see as a militarization of the region. We do not know the complete picture of what this foreign policy might be, insofar as its relationship with China is concerned[...]

Sigmar Gabriel

Of course, if the US president starts a trade conflict – I don't want to call it 'trade war' – with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and with China. Of course, we in Europe should tell the ASEAN states and also China and India: 'We have no[...]

Alex Dryden - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In the ASEAN region, global trade is the lifeblood of these developing economies, with global exports amounting to 45% of GDP. Countries such as South Korea and Taiwan derive 38 percent and 55 percent of their GDP from exports, respectively, would b[...]

Roberto Cola - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

It's a relief for steel producers globally, especially in ASEAN. But I think the big factor was the shutdown of many steel plants due to China's anti-pollution measures which had curbed volume for export.

Enrique Manalo

So we really can't discuss the ruling. It's there.

Khairy Jamaluddin

I raised this issue in the cabinet last week. I will do so again this week and stand guided by decision.

Rajiv Biswas - IHS Economics & Country Risk

The collapse of the TPP agreement may galvanize momentum for the successful conclusion of the RCEP, with China and ASEAN playing central roles in strengthening the APAC trade architecture.

Mustafa Izzuddin

China regards Malaysia as an important player in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc, and a claimant that Beijing believes it can have a more reasonable dialogue to address and resolve the South China Sea dispute, notwithstanding[...]

Ramon Lopez

Let me clarify. The president did not talk about separation. In terms of economic [ties], we are not stopping trade, investment with America. The president specifically mentioned his desire to strengthen further the ties with China and the Asean reg[...]

Ted Osius

Indonesia is very internally focussed right now ... Thailand is very internally focussed, and Malaysia has a rolling political crisis. I don't know exactly what direction the Philippines is headed; Singapore has a lot strategic thinkers but it's a c[...]

Hu Xijin - Global Times China

As an ambassador based in China, you were probably not able to attend the meeting in Venezuela nor be a witness. I think Singapore should feel ashamed when you tried to trip up China, your largest trading partner.

Jonah Blank

The biggest obstacle to a unified counterterrorism response is that ASEAN has never been unified about anything. There are few mechanisms in place for genuine cooperation by all–or even most– ASEAN nations on any issue.

Mark Beeson

Such diversity means that full agreement on any single issue can seem insurmountable.

Lee Hsien Loong

We can continue to chart positive trajectory for ASEAN-China relations.

Lee Hsien Loong

Therefore, let us keep our overall relations in the proper perspective. Our relations are much broader than any one issue.

Phelim Kine - Human Rights Watch

That dynamic means that Duterte can expect his most meaningful face-time in Laos with other ASEAN embarrassments such as Cambodia's dictator Hun Sen, representatives of Thailand's military junta and his authoritarian Laotian hosts.

Phelim Kine - Human Rights Watch

For most ASEAN leaders, Duterte represents a throwback to an uglier and more brutal form of Asian state, which taints ASEAN efforts to market itself as an increasingly progressive, modernizing trade block with a focus on trade data, rather than dail[...]

Bounnhang Vorachith - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

There is a need for us to closely follow these developments and continue to enhance ASEAN cooperation and collaboration with the international community.

Sek Wannamethee

There is no indication at the preparatory ASEAN SOM yet as to what, if anything, the Philippines would raise at the summit regarding the South China Sea.

Jolene Seetoh

Improving economic fundamentals and growth in corporate earnings should drive positive market performance over the medium to long term.

Mark Mobius

This is going to feed into a general feeling of confidence and consumer spending and investment is picking up.

Jolene Seetoh

While stock valuations are above historical averages, the earnings outlook for 2017 has become more positive, especially in Indonesia and Thailand. Improving economic fundamentals and growth in corporate earnings should drive positive market perform[...]

John Woods

The economic recovery has... been subdued and could face challenges in the second half as a rising fiscal deficit limits government spending, leading to potential earnings downgrades.

Walden Bello

Laos has now become one of the most rights-repressing countries in ASEAN: leaders in the region and from around the world must stop looking the other way, and demand Vientiane end its asphyxiation of independent civil society.

Tang Siew Mun

Asean has done a commendable job in management [of] the South China Sea within the limitations that [it] operates [in].

Simon Tay

Asean strengthens what would be small-to-medium sized economies into a cohesive economic bloc, It becomes an interlocutor for trade relations between Asean and the rest of the world.

Chum Sounry

So, this shouldn't drag ASEAN countries into the dispute, and it shouldn't drag Cambodia to get involved.

Chum Sounry

The dispute in the South China Sea is between the Philippines and China, not ASEAN and China.

Peter Bellew

We will have a lot more to do in the next five quarters to make sure the airline gets back on track but we are there at the moment. Malaysia Airlines is now on a path to growth across the ASEAN region. This new aircraft order will set the stage for [...]

Malcolm Cook

Certainly, Cambodia's paralysis of ASEAN ... hurts ASEAN's unity, cohesion, relevance and reputation. It makes ASEAN peripheral, not central, on this issue. For Laos and Cambodia, they clearly see relations with China as more important than their me[...]

Sek Wannamethee

The "joint communique is still being drafted.

Hong Lei

China will work with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries to safeguard the peace and stability of the South China Sea. We've pointed out many times recently that as for the relevant dispute, China does not accept any decision imp[...]

Barack Obama

Hopefully ... that information can be used to negotiate on an international level to try to prevent some projects that might have very bad effects. One of the things that we've seen in ASEAN is that when small countries band together as a unit, then[...]

Carlos Ghosn - Renault

In Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), (Mitsubishi) makes more than 7% operating margins. In 2015, we had a negative margin. (Mitsubishi's) position of strength is our position of weakness. In Asean, they can support us a lot.

Susan E. Rice

We obviously have issued such statements in the past with ASEAN, and in it we consistently underscore our shared commitment to a peaceful resolution of disputes, freedom of commerce and navigation, the rule of law, and the necessity of disputes bein[...]

Katina Adams

Such a reciprocal halt would help to lower tensions and create space for diplomatic solutions.

Alexander Feldman

What keeps us up at night is that one of the big tension areas is the South China Sea. We would like as a business community to see those differences and overlapping claims be addressed in a way that is done though discussion rather than military co[...]

Penny Pritzker

The discussions touched on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal signed by Obama earlier this month and that currently includes four of the ASEAN nations and could add others. The potential for deepening our economic engagement is tremend[...]

Joseph Dickerson - Jefferies

We believe ASEAN credit quality is set to deteriorate further, as existing trends are exacerbated by yuan devaluation.

Andrius Bartuskevicius

Apart from mainland China, the ASEAN market is another big trade partner for HK.

Hun Sen

We must lay out priority actions and key concrete measures to address all the challenges, and bridge the gaps, which are obstacles for creating the ASEAN economic community by the planned date.

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

From the private sector interest, I think the U.S. feel that they've been behind the curve, behind the Europeans and ASEAN and China and so on. So this is catch-up time for the US, and especially for US businesses. I think the president's visit will[...]

Minna Saneri

In Malaysia, we have an English speaking and skilled work force, we have good infrastructures, we have a pro-business government… It's a very good place to start the penetration of the ASEAN market.

Barack Obama

During the past 6 years we've made great strides in elevating and expanding this partnership, but I think we all agree we can still do more. That's why the United States is committed to strengthening ASEAN both as an institution and as a community o[...]

Hun Sen

Tourism is acclaimed as the green gold in fostering socio economic development and poverty alleviation as well as contributing to the development of the green economy.

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