ASEAN optimistic about finalisation of RCEP ASEAN

ASEAN optimistic about finalisation of RCEP

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trading partners remain optimistic about making a breakthrough on the long-delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.
PM’s attendance in summits aims to enhance ASEAN solidarity Politics

PM’s attendance in summits aims to enhance ASEAN solidarity

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s participation in the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 2 to 4 is set to demonstrate Vietnam’s efforts to join hands with other members to enhance the bloc’s solidarity and relations with partners.
ASEAN, India review free trade agreement on goods World

ASEAN, India review free trade agreement on goods

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India have agreed to review their free trade agreement (FTA) signed in 2009 to make it more business-friendly and boost bilateral economic ties.
Vietnam promotes organic agricultural production Business

Vietnam promotes organic agricultural production

Vietnam has about 76,666 hectares of land for organic agricultural production, ranking seventh in Asia and third in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) revealed at a seminar in Hanoi on September 5.
Vietnam attends ASEAN-US naval exercise in Thailand Politics

Vietnam attends ASEAN-US naval exercise in Thailand

Navies from Vietnam and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are participating in the first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) that is taking place from September 2-6 in the Gulf of Thailand and off Vietnam’s southern Ca Mau province.
Myanmar to join ASEAN-US maritime drills World

Myanmar to join ASEAN-US maritime drills

Myanmar and other ASEAN countries will join maritime drills with the US in the Gulf of Thailand next week, although there are US sanctions against a number of high-raking officials of the Myanmar army.
China requested to withdraw all ships from Vietnam’s EEZ Politics

China requested to withdraw all ships from Vietnam’s EEZ

Vietnam has demanded China to immediately stop violations, withdraw all vessels from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and not have actions to increase tensions, complicate the situation, and threaten peace, stability and security in the East Sea and the region, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.