ASEAN discusses response to public health emergencies (Wednesday, April 1,2020)
The first teleconference of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies was held on March 31 under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Vietnam.
NA Chairwoman’s letter to AIPA members’ heads (Tuesday, March 31,2020)
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is also the Chair of the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), has called on the organisation’s members to join hands in COVID-19 fight.
Top legislator calls on AIPA member states to jointly protect ASEAN against COVID-19 (Tuesday, March 31,2020)
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is also the Chair of the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), on March 30 sent a letter to heads of the organisation's members, calling for their engagement in the fight against COVID-19.
Ministry announces posters for ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020 (Tuesday, March 24,2020)
Sixteen posters for Vietnam's ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020 were selected as the best at a contest held by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently.
ASEAN, EU step up cooperation in fighting COVID-19 pandemic (Monday, March 23,2020)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, in his capacity as ASEAN 2020 Chair, has affirmed that Vietnam will continue working closely with ASEAN member states, partners, the World Health Organisation and the international community in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam proposes postponement of 36th ASEAN Summit (Friday, March 20,2020)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 19 sent a letter to leaders of ASEAN member states and New Zealand regarding the postponement of the 36th ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN-New Zealand Summit and related meetings, originally set for April 8-9 in the central city of Da Nang city, until the end of June.
Vietnam consults ASEAN members about postponement of summit (Wednesday, March 18,2020)
Vietnam has been consulting ASEAN member nations and partners about the possibility of postponing the 36th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in early April as scheduled due to complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic in the region and the world.
ASEAN, Russia vow to deepen strategic partnership (Monday, March 16,2020)
The ASEAN-Russia Joint Cooperation Committee (ARJCC) convened the 18th annual meeting at the ambassadorial level in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 13 to discuss launching projects and promoting bilateral ties.
ASEAN, Japan vow to strengthen strategic partnership (Friday, March 13,2020)
The 14th meeting of the ASEAN-Japan Joint Cooperation Committee (AJJCC) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 11 under the co-chair of Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to ASEAN, and Japanese Ambassador to ASEAN Chiba Akira.
ASEAN strives to push negotiations of regional economic partnership (Thursday, March 12,2020)
Economic ministers from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) discussed orientations to speed up the conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), at a meeting in Vietnam’s central Da Nang city on March 11.
AEM Retreat issues joint statement on economic resilience to COVID-19 (Thursday, March 12,2020)
Within the framework of the 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Retreat in Vietnam’s central Da Nang city, the ministers on March 11 issued a joint statement on strengthening the bloc's economic resilience in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
ASEAN countries boost anti-drug cooperation (Thursday, March 12,2020)
Thailand and Singapore on March 11 presented three patrol ships to Laos and Myanmar to bolster drug suppression cooperation on the Mekong River.
Vietnam’s initiatives on ASEAN economic cooperation adopted (Wednesday, March 11,2020)
The 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)’ Retreat has approved Vietnam’s 12 prioritised initiatives on economic cooperation in ASEAN during the ASEAN Chairman Year 2020.
ASEAN officials praise Vietnam’s preparations for AEM Retreat (Wednesday, March 11,2020)
The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Consultation and the 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat were held in the central city of Da Nang on March 10 with the participation of hundreds of ASEAN economic ministers, officials and ABAC experts.
Trade facilitation to promote ASEAN investment (Wednesday, March 11,2020)
The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) proposed initiatives to promote ASEAN investment through trade facilitation at the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and ABAC Consultation in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang on March 10.
Da Nang hosts ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting (Monday, March 9,2020)
The ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) was held in the central city of Da Nang on March 6 under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
Vietnam proposes 13 priorities for 26th AEM Retreat (Monday, March 9,2020)
A preparatory senior economic officials' meeting for the 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat (PREP-SEOM for the 26th AEM Retreat) was held in Da Nang city on March 8.
Vietnam ready to host ASEAN Summit (Monday, March 9,2020)
ASEAN member countries highly appreciated Vietnam’s initiatives and proposals in building a vision for ASEAN in 2025 and beyond, as well as preparations for the ASEAN Summit, at the ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) on March 6.
Officials inspect preparations for ASEAN summits in Da Nang (Friday, March 6,2020)
A delegation from ASEAN countries, New Zealand and the ASEAN 2020 National Committee on March 5 inspected preparations for the 36th ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit in Da Nang.
Vietnam, ASEAN support Timor Leste in membership application (Friday, March 6,2020)
Vietnam and ASEAN member countries would continuously support and share experience with Timor Leste in preparations for its admission to the bloc, as well as assessing the country’s capability and readiness.
Building post-2025 ASEAN Vision under discussion in Da Nang (Thursday, March 5,2020)
A special session of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) took place in the central city of Da Nang on March 4 to discuss orientations for building ASEAN Vision after 2025.
ASEAN senior officials gather in Da Nang (Thursday, March 5,2020)
The ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) took place in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 4 with the participation of hundreds of senior officials from the 10 ASEAN member countries.
Vietnam contributes to ASEAN-US cooperation in trade, finance (Wednesday, March 4,2020)
Vietnam wants to have more cooperation projects with the US in order to deepen relations between the two countries and promoting ASEAN-US ties for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region, a Vietnamese diplomat has said.
Da Nang hosts meeting of ASEAN defence and security institutions (Wednesday, March 4,2020)
The 13th annual meeting and 5th retreat of Track II Network of ASEAN Defence and Security Institutions (NADI) opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 3.
ASEAN enhances disaster management (Tuesday, March 3,2020)
The ASEAN High-Level Symposium on Disaster Management was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 26-27 with the presence of delegates from ASEAN member countries as well as the bloc’s partner countries, regional and international organisations.
Vietnam holds series of activities of ASEAN Women’s Circle in US (Monday, March 2,2020)
The ASEAN Women’s Circle in Washington DC (AWC-DC) held a wide range of exchange activities in 2019 under the chair of Vietnam, thus contributing to tightening solidarity and mutual understanding between ASEAN member states.
Jakarta meeting reviews ASEAN+3 cooperation (Friday, February 28,2020)
The 12th meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and ASEAN+3 ambassadors to ASEAN took place at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 27.
Ambassador affirms Vietnam’s resolve to fulfill ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 (Friday, February 28,2020)
Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh on February 27 affirmed Vietnam’s resolve to fulfill its role as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, contributing to building a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Community.
Vietnam highlights ASEAN’s efforts in protecting children’s rights (Thursday, February 27,2020)
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown its strong commitments to promoting and ensuring the rights of children through a multitude of important documents such as the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025.
Washington meeting discusses ASEAN-US Special Summit preparation (Wednesday, February 26,2020)
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc attended a meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington, the first held under Vietnam’s chairmanship, on February 24.