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WEF on Digital ASEAN programme to be launched

ASEAN

WEF on Digital ASEAN programme to be launched

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is partnering with leading technological entities including Google, Microsoft, Cisco and Lazada to launch a Digital ASEAN programme, aiming to develop digital skills among some 20 million ASEAN citizens by 2020 with an emphasis on SMEs.

Indonesia seeks to boost economic ties with Russia

World

Indonesia seeks to boost economic ties with Russia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo have had a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on increased economic cooperation between the two countries on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore.

PM concludes trip for 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Politics

PM concludes trip for 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse and the high-ranking delegation of Vietnam arrived in Hanoi on November 15 evening, concluding a trip to Singapore for the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related summits at the invitation of his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong.

Thailand seeks to change date for 2019 ASEAN summit

World

Thailand seeks to change date for 2019 ASEAN summit

The Thai Government has proposed to host the first ASEAN summit in June, instead of the previously suggested date in April, when Thailand chairs the group in 2019, due to worries about a delay in the country’s next general election, according to Thai media on November 14.

Singaporean PM warns of RCEP credibility loss

ASEAN

Singaporean PM warns of RCEP credibility loss

The prolonging of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may lead to a risk of losing the deal’s credibility, warned Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a meeting of leaders of 16 countries engaging in the RCEP in Singapore on November 14.

PM highlights ASEAN commitments to strengthen ties with Japan

Politics

PM highlights ASEAN commitments to strengthen ties with Japan

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underlined strong commitments of ASEAN in promoting and elevating the strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation between the grouping and Japan for peace, stability and prosperity of each side as well as the whole region.