ASEAN, Japan vow to strengthen strategic partnership ASEAN

ASEAN, Japan vow to strengthen strategic partnership

The 14th meeting of the ASEAN-Japan Joint Cooperation Committee (AJJCC) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 11 under the co-chair of Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to ASEAN, and Japanese Ambassador to ASEAN Chiba Akira.
ASEAN to set up statistics system committee World

ASEAN to set up statistics system committee

ASEAN agreed to establish a common statistics system committee in 2011 as the top regional authority in policy making and coordination at a two-day meeting that closed in Hanoi on December 9.
ASEAN, partners materialise defence deals Politics

ASEAN, partners materialise defence deals

An ASEAN Defence Senior Official Meeting plus Working Group (ADSOM+WG) opened in Lam Dong province on Dec. 7 as the first step to materialise the first ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting plus (ADMM+) agreements.
Vietnam leaves impression as active ASEAN chair Politics

Vietnam leaves impression as active ASEAN chair

A series of events throughout the year, Vietnam holds the ASEAN chair in 2010, in particular the 17 th ASEAN Summit late October have proved the country’s active, responsible and trustworthy role, said an official.
National Committee reviews VN’s ASEAN presidency Politics

National Committee reviews VN’s ASEAN presidency

The National Committee for ASEAN 2010 held its eighth session in Hanoi on Oct. 21 to review Vietnam’s ASEAN presidency and prepare for the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits that will take place in Hanoi from Oct. 28-30.
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Vietnam, Singapore diplomats hold exchanges

Vietnamese and Singaporean diplomats joined in the first-time exchanges at ministerial assistant level in order to boost mutual understanding and tighten relations in Hanoi from Dec. 10-12.
APEC ministers push for free trade area World

APEC ministers push for free trade area

The 21st APEC Ministerial Meeting ended in Singapore on Nov. 12 after issuing a joint statement that called for the building of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
State President active in APEC 2009 Politics

State President active in APEC 2009

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet joined leaders and representatives of the 21 APEC economies at the first retreat session of the 17th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) held in Singapore on Nov. 14.