Southeast Asia

Dacic: Accession to ASEAN treaty good foundation for boosting Serbia's position

JAKARTA - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said on Monday in Jakarta Serbia's accession to ASEAN's Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia was a good foundation for strengthening Serbia's position in that part of the world.

Dacic is in Jakarta for the 43rd ASEAN summit.

ASEAN member states approve Serbia's accession request

JAKARTA - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states on Wednesday unanimously approved Serbia's request to accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the Serbian government's press office announced in a statement.

The decision was made at the 56th plenary meeting of ASEAN FMs in Jakarta, which ended on Wednesday.

Sweltering heat in Vietnam’s north sparks power cuts

Hanoi residents flocked to the Vietnamese capital's air-conditioned shopping malls on June 3 to escape power cuts at home, as the grid struggled to cope with the high demand caused by soaring heat.

Vietnam is one of many countries across South and Southeast Asia experiencing record-high temperatures in recent weeks.

The temperature rose to 36 degrees Celsius.