Lao FM praises ASEAN as successful regional organisation ASEAN

Lao FM praises ASEAN as successful regional organisation

ASEAN has become one of the most successful regional organisations in the world, with a host of tangible accomplishments on many fronts, Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith said in a message sent recently to the Lao people on the occasion of the 53rd founding anniversary of the bloc and the 23rd anniversary of Laos’ membership.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s message on ASEAN's anniversary Politics

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s message on ASEAN's anniversary

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has delivered a message on the occasion of the 53rd founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s admission to the bloc. Following is a translation of the message.
ASEAN should stay cohesive and responsive in new normal period: Officials ASEAN

ASEAN should stay cohesive and responsive in new normal period: Officials

Under Vietnam’s chairmanship, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has effectively implemented cooperation and connectivity targets, while overcoming difficulties to earn initial successes in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, and embarking on efforts for post-pandemic recovery, said Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN.
Deputy PM: Joining ASEAN marks strategic decision of Vietnam ASEAN

Deputy PM: Joining ASEAN marks strategic decision of Vietnam

Vietnam’s becoming the seventh member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked a strategic decision and paved the way for the country’s regional and international integration, which has also been seen as a milestone in the grouping’s development.
Singapore sees Vietnam valuable friend during COVID-19 Politics

Singapore sees Vietnam valuable friend during COVID-19

To mark Singapore’s 55th National Day (August 9, 2020), Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Catherine Wong Siow Ping writes about Singapore’s growing Strategic Partnership with Vietnam, and how both countries have worked together to overcome challenges.
Vietnam shows outstanding role as ASEAN Chair: Lao minister Politics

Vietnam shows outstanding role as ASEAN Chair: Lao minister

Vietnam has shown its capacity in not only leading ASEAN but also solving emerging issues in the region and the world, which is a clear demonstration of its outstanding role as the ASEAN Chair in 2020, according to Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith.
COVID-19 - A test of ASEAN’s calibre ASEAN

COVID-19 - A test of ASEAN’s calibre

Southeast Asia was the first region in the world to be affected by COVID-19 due to its geographic proximity and close trade relations with China, where the outbreak began.
ADSOM+ promotes cooperation in response to COVID-19 ASEAN

ADSOM+ promotes cooperation in response to COVID-19

The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence hosted an ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) via video conference on July 7, aiming to promote practical defence cooperation between ASEAN member nations and partner countries to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other non-traditional security challenges.