Foreign ministers arrives for ASEAN meeting

1. Exterior of Brunei Convention Centre 2. Sign welcoming ASEAN delegates 3. Security talking to driver of car 4. Convention Centre 5. Pan across ASEAN flags 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Domingo Siazon, Philippine Special Envoy to ASEAN "We are fighting international terrorism. I think all the ASEAN countries really have to cooperate because the financial flows have to be stopped. Even the transshipment of arms is easy between one ASEAN country to another because we are very close neighbours." 7. Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung leaving airport 8. Brunei security man directing traffic 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nguyen Dy Nien, Vietnam Foreign Minister "We have very good relations with China. A lot of topics. Yes." 10. Thai Foreign Ministry advisor, Nita Pibulsonggram, walks out 11. SOUNDBITE (English) (Q: Are you going to talk about the conflict with Myanmar at the meeting?) "No, I don't think so. There will be an occasion for us to speak with our Burmese friends which we're doing already." 11. Indonesian FM Hassan Wirajuda shaking hands with Brunei Vice FM Yang Dimuliakan 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian Foreign Minister "ASEAN cooperations on terrorism with the United States will be one important item on our agenda. And of course future interactions on ASEAN plus 3 will be another important item." 13. Malaysian FM Syed Hamid Albar arriving 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Syed Hamid Albar, Malaysian Foreign Minister "It's not a question, it should complement, it should strengthen ASEAN further, because it's ASEAN plus two. So, there are different dimensions. You are looking at bigger borders and bigger things we want to do. Our agenda will be making ASEAN stronger rather than making ASEAN weaker. We will not be diluting ourselves, I don't think so." 15. Singapore Foreign Minister S. Jayakumar getting into car at airport 16. Wide shot mosque 17. Tighter shot on mosque STORYLINE: ASEAN foreign ministers began arriving in Brunei on Sunday to fine tune documents ahead of meetings with 13 other nations, including the United States, China, India, Japan, both Koreas, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. The fight against terrorism is expected to be top of the agenda of the annual ASEAN regional forum. The terror threat has fueled a drive by some ASEAN members to transform the forum - seen largely as a toothless talk shop since its inception in 1994 - into an effective security grouping. Southeast Asia has become a second front in the fight against terrorism. US troops have trained Filipino troops fighting Abu Sayyaf guerrillas and Malaysia and Singapore have arresting scores of alleged al-Qaida-linked extremists accused of plotting bomb attacks. Also on the agenda are territorial disputes in the South China Sea, tensions between North and South Korea following a recent naval clash and infiltration in Kashmir keeping India and Pakistan on a war footing, also loom large. There is also Malaysia's proposal to formalise the ASEAN Plus three grouping, which includes China, Japan and South Korea, with a secretariat in Kuala Lumpur to counterbalance the economic and political power of the United States and European Union. Indonesia, which currently hosts the ASEAN secretariat, and Singapore, which has a citizen running the secretariat for the next five years, opposes Malaysia's proposal, saying a new secretariat would weaken the existing headquarters in Jakarta. But they have been unsuccessful in inserting wording into a draft statement that would have effectively killed it. ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6827adea74eb6a27bab10882c161f0e0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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