Vietnam leads ASEAN’s efforts in fighting COVID-19: foreign media (Tuesday, January 5,2021)
As the Chair of ASEAN in 2020, Vietnam led the efforts of the ASEAN member nations in forging a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, said the website https://moderndiplomacy.eu/.
Russia-ASEAN relations at centre of attention at Moscow roundtable (Monday, December 28,2020)
The prospect of the ASEAN-Russia ties was at centre of attention at a recent round-table conference held by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).
Vietnam succeeding in connecting ASEAN with UNSC: French diplomat (Friday, December 25,2020)
Vietnam has been very successful in connecting ASEAN with the UN Security Council (UNSC), Ambassador Nathalie Estival-Broadhurst, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the UN, said while talking about Vietnam’s performance as a non-permanent member of the UNSC in 2020.
Vietnam’s 25 years in ASEAN marked in Dong Nai (Monday, December 21,2020)
The Dong Nai provincial Union of Friendship Organisations held a local ceremony on December 17 to mark the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s entry into ASEAN.
ASEAN, Brazil eye stronger trade and investment links (Monday, December 21,2020)
Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil Pham Thi Kim Hoa has attended a virtual meeting between the ASEAN Committee in Brasilia (ACB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) which discussed opportunities for trade and investment and ways to develop economic relations between ASEAN member states and the Latin American country.
Webinar connects Vietnamese packaging producers to Turkish importers (Thursday, December 17,2020)
The Vietnam – Turkey B2B Matching Webinar on Packaging Products 2020, co-organised by the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), the Vietnam Trade Office in Turkey, and the Vietnam Packaging Association (VIPAS), took place on December 16.
ASEAN, Japan enhance smart cities cooperation (Thursday, December 17,2020)
ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi on December 16 spoke highly of the Japanese Government’s persistent support in enhancing smart cities cooperation with ASEAN.
ADMM+ an effective mechanism in response to security challenges (Friday, December 11,2020)
The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+) has become an effective and practical defence-security consultative mechanism, helping the region cope with emerging non-traditional security challenges over the past decade, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
Conference seeks to enhance productivity in ASEAN (Friday, December 11,2020)
A three-day conference on ASEAN-APO cooperation in enhancing productivity opened in Hanoi on December 9 to raise mutual understanding between ASEAN and the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), towards fulfilling the United Nations sustainable development goals.
ASEAN, Japan join hands to enhance cyber security (Friday, December 11,2020)
Defence ministers of ASEAN and Japan on December 10 agreed to embark on a project to strengthen cyber security as the world is increasingly relying on online communication channels since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.
ASEAN Parties Against Corruption convenes 16th meeting (Thursday, December 10,2020)
The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam hosted the 16th Principals Meeting of ASEAN Parties Against Corruption (ASEAN-PAC) in the form of videoconference on December 9, with the participation of nine ASEAN member states.
Vietnam hands over CPR chairmanship to Brunei (Wednesday, December 9,2020)
Vietnam handed over Chairmanship of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) to Brunei during its 18th virtual meeting on December 8.
Vietnam assumes Chairmanship of ASEAN Foundation’s Board of Trustees (Wednesday, December 9,2020)
Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN, will perform the role as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the ASEAN Foundation (AF BOT) in 2021.
ASEAN, Turkey enhance partnership (Tuesday, December 8,2020)
ASEAN and Turkey reaffirmed their commitments to boost bilateral partnership at the third meeting of the ASEAN-Turkey Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee held via videoconference on December 4.
10th session of ASEAN Community Statistical System slated for December 8-10 (Tuesday, December 8,2020)
The 10th session of ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) will be held on December 8 to 10 by the Vietnam General Statistics Office (GSO) and ASEAN Secretariat.
India commits to ASEAN integration, connectivity agenda (Tuesday, December 8,2020)
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V.Muraleedharan affirmed India’s commitment to the ASEAN integration and connectivity agenda at the 6th India-CLMV Business Conclave held online on December 3-4.
Cambodian PM to chair 9th ACMECS Summit (Tuesday, December 8,2020)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit which will be held on December 9 via videoconference.
Vietnam reviews 2020 performance of ASEAN Committee in New York (Tuesday, December 8,2020)
The Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN held a virtual meeting on December 7 to summarise activities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee in New York this year and handed over its current chairmanship to Brunei.
Vietnam contributes to ASEAN’s success in 2020: expert (Saturday, December 5,2020)
Vietnam’s chairmanship has ensured ASEAN has retained its ability to effectively channel regional cooperation, according to a senior analyst from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)’s defence and strategy programme.
Vietnam contributes initiatives to developing ASOSAI (Thursday, December 3,2020)
As Chair of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) has proactively coordinated with other members in the ASOSAI executive board to implement initiatives designed to develop ASOSAI in the new period.
ADMM-14, seventh ADMM Plus to be held online (Thursday, December 3,2020)
The 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and the seventh ADMM Plus will be held online from December 9-10.
Cambodia reviews outcome of 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (Thursday, December 3,2020)
Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on December 1, issued a press release on the outcome of the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting, taking into account progress in the sides’ cooperation, particularly their join efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control.
ASEAN, EU agree to lift ties to Strategic Partnership at AEMM 23 (Thursday, December 3,2020)
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) agreed to elevate their relationship to “Strategic Partnership” during the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) held on December 1 via videoconference.
ASEAN customs transit system launched (Wednesday, December 2,2020)
The online ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) was officially launched on November 30 to accelerate trade in goods by road within Southeast Asia.
ASEAN, EU hold 2nd high-level dialogue on environment, climate change (Wednesday, December 2,2020)
Senior officials from ASEAN and the European Union (EU) recently gathered virtually for the second EU-ASEAN High-Level Dialogue on Environment and Climate Change.
Vietnam hosts 5th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs’ Carnival (Tuesday, December 1,2020)
The 5th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs’ Carnival was held on November 30 by the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs’ Association (VYEA), as Chair of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs’ Council in 2020.
Vietnamese embassy chairs meeting of ASEAN Committee in Bern (Monday, November 30,2020)
The Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland has recently chaired the fourth meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Bern (ACB) in 2020.
AICHR convenes second Special Meeting this year (Friday, November 27,2020)
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its second Special Meeting via video conference from November 23 to 25, the last official meeting chaired by Vietnam in its capacity as AICHR Chair 2020.
ASEAN cooperation in 2020 lays foundation for next stage: Vietnamese diplomat (Wednesday, November 25,2020)
Despite difficulties and challenges in 2020, ASEAN cooperation has obtained upbeat outcomes this year, forming a strong foundation for the bloc’s development in the next stage, stated Deputy Foreign Minister and head of SOM ASEAN Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dung on November 24.
Forum highlights youth role and development in ASEAN Community (Wednesday, November 25,2020)
The Dialogue Forum on Youth and 2020 ASEAN Community took place online on November 24, discussing youth development policies and related trends and issues facing ASEAN member states.