Meanwhile, China has built strong relationships across the region, in countries like Cambodia, which could divide Asean countries.
A senior State Department official said the talks will take place Friday on the sidelines of a conference in Cambodia.
China says ASEAN is not the place to resolve these dispute because it is not about the regional forum.
Four ASEAN members - Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam - claim overlapping parts of the South China Sea.
Mam Sonando says he will defy a government threat of prosecution and return to Cambodia from abroad this week.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an address ahead of her meeting, saying she “strongly” supports Asean.
Patrick Devillers, who has been detained since his arrest in Phnom Penh on June 13, can return at his own request.
Asean leaders are expected to approve the declaration in a major summit in November.
The feeling from ASEAN officials was that Burma, should be rewarded.
Regional tensions have risen recently, with Vietnam and the Philippines accusing China of aggressive behavior in the sea.
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Scheffer expressed strong determination in his mission to the ECCC in trying the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime.
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A code of conduct would help Vietnam and the Philippines, which are both members of Asean.
In 2010 the Asia Pacific region had 28 million cases of malaria with 38,000 lives lost.
The meetings come amid rising tensions between ASEAN members and China over the South China Sea.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to the Asean Regional Forum in Phnom Penh next week will mark her second visit to Cambodia.
Tribunal spokesman Lars Olsen told the gathering that there would be no more new cases beyond those already before the court.
Interpol equipment linked to the database has been installed in Cambodia since June, officials said.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to attend an Asean security forum this month.
The symposium, called “Learning from the Past: Global Perspectives on Holocaust Education,” ends Monday.
Cambodian health officials now say they are worried a decrease in aid funding to fight the disease could hurt their efforts to stop it.
Recent statistics show Internet penetration in Cambodia at only about 3 percent, but growing.
The contentious issue of the South China Sea will also likely be on Clinton’s agenda, as she moves to further engagement in the region.
According to its recent report, there is an unprecedented demand for natural resources globally, but especially across Asia.
The Global Media Forum was set up to encourage media to play a role in education and culture, especially in developing countries.
Representatives wasted no time in meeting after their release from prison following a decision by the Appeals Court Wednesday.
The two sides have been in a military standoff over a plot of land near the temple since July 2008.
The women left the court in prison clothes, many of them weeping.
Mam Sonando, who spoke to VOA Khmer from Switzerland, denied the allegations, but he said he would return to Cambodia next month.
According to documents obtained by VOA Khmer, Hun Sen has signed concessions on more than 65,000 hectares of land.
“I faced hardship,” he told VOA Khmer at the US State Department recently, where he was honored for his work.
Patrick Devillers is currently in the custody of the Cambodian immigration police.
A group called Skateistan is using the sport to help at-risk children.
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told reporters Friday that Patrick Devillers will remain in Cambodian custody.
Patrick Devillers was arrested June 13 in Phnom Penh at China's request.
Devillers was arrested June 13 in Phnom Penh at the request of China, Cambodian officials said.
The report noted ongoing corruption at all levels of government, which thwarts efforts to crack down on trafficking.
Patrick Devillers, 52, reportedly lives in Phnom Penh and owns land in the coastal town of Kep.
The independent monitoring organization counted 3,000 irregularities at 5,810 polling stations in last month’s local elections.
The World Bank recommends that Cambodia prioritize gender in economic development and strengthen the role of women in public positions.
A rights activist said Friday an investigation into the killing of environmental activist Chut Wutty in April had made some progress.
Cambodia will host a major Asean ministerial meeting in July, where Clinton is expected to attend.
Hun Sen announced a ban on May 7, but since then, the Ministry of Agriculture granted land to companies in three provinces.
The report said the vehicles were transported on a Cambodia-registered ship.
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said after the meeting the Cambodia was seeking greater US investment in Cambodia.
Sam Rainsy Party officials said he was being arrested because of his politics and called for his immediate release.
A group of the protesters gathered in front of the Royal Palace for the second time on Monday.
Ambassador David Carden addressed about 70 officials as part of a seminar on legal information networks in the region.