BRIEF - ASEAN naval chiefs vow to cooperate on rescue and relief

Naval officers of nine ASEAN members vowed to cooperate for disaster relief, the Bangkok Post reported on Wednesday. At the 8th ASEAN Navy Chiefs Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, officers discussed peace and security issues. Thailand’s navy proposed beginning joint naval exercises, while other members recommended formulating a handbook for dealing with disaster and rescue missions. Laos did not send a delegation to the meeting.