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RCEP expected to revitalise pandemic-hit economies World

RCEP expected to revitalise pandemic-hit economies

With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement taking effect January 1, 2022, Japan and other member nations expect to revitalise the pandemic-hit economy through free trade in the economic bloc, regarded as the world's largest, covering about a third of the global economy, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo News.
Cambodia to strengthen ASEAN’s central role as Chair 2022: FM ASEAN

Cambodia to strengthen ASEAN’s central role as Chair 2022: FM

Cambodia will strengthen ASEAN’s central role so as to maintain peace, security and prosperity as Chair of ASEAN for 2022, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn said on December 29. ​
Japan to join ASEAN defence hotline World

Japan to join ASEAN defence hotline

Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo on December 28 announced that Japan will join the defence hotlines set up among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
ASEAN holds 5th round of RCEP webinar series ASEAN

ASEAN holds 5th round of RCEP webinar series

The Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asia (ASEAN), together with the East Asia Business Council, has run the 5th round of the webinar series on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Vietnam attends first ASEAN-G7 foreign ministers’ meeting Politics

Vietnam attends first ASEAN-G7 foreign ministers’ meeting

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has called on G7 countries to provide ASEAN with broader access to COVID-19 vaccine supplies during the first meeting between G7 foreign and development ministers and ASEAN counterparts via videoconference on December 12.