Foreign Minister Winston Peters is in Bangkok, Thailand to take part in the 34th Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. At the start of the conference with his counterparts in the region, Peters thanked the group for their “humbling” words of support in the aftermath of the March 15 terrorist attacks.
"ASEAN's collective statement of support, which you issued in the week after the attacks, brought serious comfort to our Government and underscored the importance of our friendship," he said.
Top diplomats from the Asia-Pacific region are taking part in the gathering to discuss issues of concern to the area. Delegates from other dialogue partners such as the United States, Russia, and Australia, among others, are also taking part in the forum.