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Philippines, RoK announce FTA negotiations

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Philippines, RoK announce FTA negotiations

The Republic of Korea (RoK) on June 3 announced the start of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Philippines as part of efforts to strengthen economic ties with the Southeast Asian country.

Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Politics

Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

Vietnam–Norway Joint Statement

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Vietnam–Norway Joint Statement

Vietnam and Norway issued a joint statement on the official visit to Norway by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as well as agreements reached by the countries’ leaders during the visit.

IA, FTA between Hong Kong, 5 ASEAN member states to take effect

World

IA, FTA between Hong Kong, 5 ASEAN member states to take effect

Those parts relating to Hong Kong and five Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, under the Investment Agreement (IA) between Hong Kong and ASEAN, will enter into force on June 17, a spokesperson for China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government was cited by China’s Xinhua News Agency on May 16.

ASEAN Charity Food Fair takes place in Indonesia

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ASEAN Charity Food Fair takes place in Indonesia

The ASEAN Women’s Circle (AWC) organised the ASEAN Charity Food Fair 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 25 with the aim to foster solidarity and cultural exchange among women from the regional countries and raise funds in support of disadvantaged children.

ASEAN finance ministers, central bank governors meet in Thailand

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ASEAN finance ministers, central bank governors meet in Thailand

The 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) and the fifth ASEAN Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting (AFMGM) took place in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on April 5 under the chair of Thai Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong and Governor of Thai Central Bank Veerathai Santiprabhob.