2. Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda walking and shaking hands with airport official
3. Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win walking along corridor
4. Win shaking hands with official
5. Cutaway of cameraman
6. Win getting into car
7. Car leaving
8. Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Sahas Bandidkul walking out of airport
9. Sahas getting into car
10. Wide of Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem shaking hands with airport official
11. Wide of news conference
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Andrew Tan, Conference spokesman:
"ASEAN has made it clear its position that the politics should not be meshed with the business of providing aid and offering humanitarian assistance itself. But within the family, ASEAN members will certainly discuss this issue and at the same time get an update from the Myanmar government on the state of political developments. It just had a referendum. They just extended Aung San Suu Kyi's arrest, and they're moving ahead with the roadmap 2010 election. So I think these issues should all be looked at."
13. Cutaway of journalists in news conference
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Andrew Tan, Conference spokesman:
"The way ASEAN has survived all these years is not to allow bilateral disputes to actually affect the grouping's solidarity as well as the grouping's efforts to bank closer together as a regional community. So we encourage both sides (Thailand and Cambodia) to exercise restraint and also to resolve the issue peacefully."
Asia's annual security dialogue with the United States and Europe kicked off in Singapore on Sunday, weighed down by the recalcitrant regimes in North Korea and Myanmar, as well as spiralling food prices and disaster management.
A bubbling border confrontation between Cambodia and Thailand is the latest in a long list of security concerns facing Asian foreign ministers as they get together for the region's premier conference.
Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations arrived in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a working dinner later in the day.
They will hold a series of meetings with counterparts from neighbouring countries, culminating in the main event on Thursday, known as the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
At a news conference ahead of official meetings, a conference spokesman, Andrew Tan, spoke about some of the issues to be discussed during the summit.
These included the recent Thailand Cambodia border dispute that has seen both countries reinforce troops along a disputed border area.
"We encourage both sides (Thailand and Cambodia) to exercise restraint and also to resolve the issue peacefully," Tan told reporters.
Also on the agenda will be the behaviour of Myanmar's junta, which has done little to allow democracy and has refused to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
ASEAN has been criticised for doing little to force Myanmar, a fellow member, to change its ways, but was hailed for persuading the junta to accept international aid and relief workers after a devastating cyclone in May.
"ASEAN has made it clear its position that the politics should not be meshed with the business of providing aid and offering humanitarian assistance itself," Tan said.
"But within the family, ASEAN members will certainly discuss this issue and at the same time get an update from the Myanmar government on the state of political developments," he added.
The ARF comprises ASEAN and 16 countries plus the European Union.
In between will be the most keenly watched event on the sidelines of the conference: a meeting of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia, who are taking part in the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program.
It will be the highest level of contact between the six countries since 2003 when negotiations began to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for political and economic incentives.
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he did not expect Rice and Pak to meet bilaterally, but expected there would be an informal meeting of ministers taking part in the so-called six-party talks on the North's nuclear programme.
The optimism over North Korea notwithstanding, the forum is clearly worried about the security situation in the region.
"Despite the ARF's best efforts ... security threat and challenges that could undermine the peace, security and stability of the region still exist," said a draft of the statement that will be issued at the end of the meeting. The draft was obtained by The Associated Press.
Disaster relief and management will be another main topic of discussion in the wake of the Myanmar cyclone, the May earthquake in China and a recent ferry sinking in the Philippines.
The participants are expected this week to pledge to intensify cooperation on disaster relief and management. Among the steps being discussed is the setting up of an interim ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Security for Asia is not only in terms of traditional military conflicts but also the "growing challenge posed by rising oil and food prices," said a draft statement of a separate ASEAN declaration.
The problems "pose a serious challenge to our peoples' welfare as well as our countries' continued economic development," said the draft.