Thai Cabinet approves ASEAN-Canada FTA framework World

Thai Cabinet approves ASEAN-Canada FTA framework

Thailand’s Cabinet on November 9 approved the negotiation framework for the ASEAN-Canada free trade agreement (FTA), hoping the pact will help open a gateway for Thailand to enter North America.
Third ASEAN-RoK Day held virtually ASEAN

Third ASEAN-RoK Day held virtually

The Mission of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to ASEAN, in coordination with the ASEAN Secretariat, held the third ASEAN-RoK Day on November 9 on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of bilateral dialogue partnership.
Thailand approves RCEP pact World

Thailand approves RCEP pact

Thailand has submitted to the ASEAN Secretariat its ratification for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact and reaffirmed that the world's biggest free trade deal will come into force on January 1 next year as scheduled, according to the Bangkok Post.
5th ASEAN Media Forum takes place online ASEAN

5th ASEAN Media Forum takes place online

The 5th ASEAN Media Forum held virtually by the ASEAN Secretariat on August 13 continued to highlight the bloc's goals, achievements and challenges to the region’s top media editors and influencers.
ASEAN kicks off RCEP webinar series ASEAN

ASEAN kicks off RCEP webinar series

The ASEAN Secretariat together with the East Asia Business Council (EABC) recently hosted the “Unlocking RCEP for Business: Trade in Goods” webinar.
Vietnam to host 9th ASEAN Competition Conference ASEAN

Vietnam to host 9th ASEAN Competition Conference

The 9th ASEAN Competition Conference (ACC) will be held on December 1 and 2 in Hanoi with the theme “Safeguarding competition – A post pandemic response of ASEAN competition authorities,” according to the ASEAN Secretariat.
EU continues support for ASEAN’s higher education ASEAN

EU continues support for ASEAN’s higher education

The Mission of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN together with the ASEAN Secretariat on April 27 launched the Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) programme for 2021-2022 with a budget of 5 million EUR (6.04 million USD).
Vietnam works toward increasing ASEAN's centrality in addressing challenges Politics

Vietnam works toward increasing ASEAN's centrality in addressing challenges

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s attendance in the upcoming ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Indonesia aims to affirm that Vietnam gives priority to strengthening solidarity and mutual support with ASEAN member states, thus boosting the bloc’s centrality and position in tackling emerging challenges and building a peaceful environment conducive to sustainable development in each member country and the whole region.
ASEAN leaders announce plan for in-person special summit ASEAN

ASEAN leaders announce plan for in-person special summit

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 24 to discuss efforts in building the ASEAN Community, external relations and regional issues, including the crisis in Myanmar.
ASEAN working towards civil service modernisation ASEAN

ASEAN working towards civil service modernisation

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on April 8 held preparatory and official meetings of senior officials of the 21st ASEAN Cooperation on Civil Service Matters (ACCSM) mechanism in the form of video conference under the chair of Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Thang.