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15th ASEAN Lecture - "ASEAN: Next 50" in the news

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Singapore delivered the 15th ASEAN Lecture titled “ASEAN: NEXT 50” on the morning of 5 December 2017.  In his first public lecture on the subject, he talked about how as the Chair of #ASEAN2018, Singapore will strengthen ASEAN's resilience and innovative capacity, and deepen economic interdependence for win-win outcomes.

To read the transcript of the speech and Q&A session, click here

Media Coverage
  1. The Diplomat, 2 May 2018 - ASEAN Cybersecurity in the Spotlight Under Singapore’s Chairmanship
  2. The Straits Times, 14 December 2017 - Asean and EU: Love is in the air
  3. The ASEAN Post, 6 December 2017 - Singapore announces ASEAN 2018 chairmanship priorities
  4. The Straits Times, 6 December 2017 - Asean needs to take stand on Rakhine: Vivian
  5. Lianhe Zaobao, 6 December 2017 - 维文:合作有利各国 避免分歧破坏关系 (Article in Chinese - Cooperation is of mutual benefit to individual countries, avoid harming relationships) 
  6. Berita Harian, 6 December 2017 - Vivian: Asean harus terus cari kata sepakat berhubung isu di Rakhine
  7. TNP, 6 December 2017 - Asean ‘must take stand on Rakhine crisis’
  8. Myanmar Times, 6 December 2017 - ASEAN’s future bright for next 50: chair
  9. Channel 8 News & Current Affairs, 5 December 2017 - 我国明年轮值亚细安主席 加强区域韧性为首务 (News clip in Chinese - Resilience is key priority for Singapore's ASEAN chairmanship next year)
  10. CNA Singapore Tonight, 5 December 2017 - Singapore's Vision for ASEAN (Time 5:09 - 8:58)
  11. Phoenix Satellite TV, 5 December 2017 - 新加坡外長談朝核印太戰略 (News clip in Chinese - Singapore Foreign Minister on ASEAN's response to North Korean nuclear threat and Indo-Pacific strategies)
  12. Mothership.com, 5 December 2017 - Vivian Balakrishnan: S’pore will never be leader of ASEAN, can at best be honest broker
  13. Mothership.com, 5 December 2017 - Vivian Balakrishnan gave a lecture on what’s ahead for ASEAN. Here’s what you need to know
  14. TODAY, 5 December 2017 - S’pore to help Asean ride digitalisation wave: Balakrishnan
  15. Sina News, 5 December 2017 - 新加坡外长:东盟有足够空间实现各方共赢 (Article in Chinese - ASEAN has space to create win-win for all) (Also in Sina Taiwan, 5 Dec)
  16. Vietnam Plus, 5 December 2017 - Singapore prioritises terrorism prevention in Southeast Asia
  17. Reuters News, 5 December 2017 - Stopping militancy spread in ASEAN a priority for Singapore - minister (Also in US News, 5 Dec; Jakarta Globe, 6 Dec; Koran Jakarta, 6 Dec; Bangkok Post, 6 Dec; Malaysian Digest, 6 Dec)
  18. Channel Newsasia, 5 December 2017 - Consensus, interdependence critical for ASEAN unity: Vivian Balakrishnan
  19. The Straits Times, 5 December 2017 - Asean must continue to seek consensus but cannot do nothing on Rakhine situation: Vivian
  20. The Straits Times, 5 December 2017 - Vivian Balakrishnan sets out Singapore's priorities as 2018 Asean chair