Burma passed the ASEAN leader’s baton to Malaysia on Thursday.
Regional heavyweights were welcomed to Burma’s new capital on Wednesday in a glittering ceremony for the opening of the 25th ASEAN Summit.
Naypyidaw is getting ready to host the ASEAN foreign ministers’ summit on Friday, where the South China Sea dispute is set to top the agenda.
On this week’s DVB Debate panellists discuss whether Burma is ready to take the ASEAN chairmanship, and if the country will benefit from being part of the ASEAN community.
ASEAN Summit drew to a close on Sunday with several member countries expressing satisfaction with the outcome of talks regarding the fragile South China Sea dispute.
With ASEAN countries pledging to unite as a single regional market in 2015, Asia Calling brought together leaders from their fields across the region to discuss whether the union will benefit the people living in ASEAN.
After the success of the SEA Games, Burma is now preparing to host the ASEAN Para Games for the first time ever. With only a few days until the opening ceremony in Naypyidaw, the teams were more than ready.