Vietnamese parliament joins APPF Executive Committee Politics

Vietnamese parliament joins APPF Executive Committee

The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam was selected to join the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in the next four-year term at the final plenum of the forum’s 29th annual meeting (APPF-29) on December 15 afternoon.
38th and 39th ASEAN Summits open World

38th and 39th ASEAN Summits open

The 38th and 39th Summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related meetings opened on October 26 under the chairmanship of Brunei – the country holding ASEAN chair in 2021.
ASEAN needs recovery plan for interests of all member states World

ASEAN needs recovery plan for interests of all member states

ASEAN needs right now a recovery plan that serves the interests of all member states, Dr. Balaz Szantos from the Faculty of Political Science at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University told Vietnam News Agency ahead of the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be hosted by Brunei on October 26 – 28.
Upcoming ASEAN Summits to run virtually given COVID-19 ASEAN

Upcoming ASEAN Summits to run virtually given COVID-19

Brunei will host the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits virtually via 11 video conferences on October 26-28 amid concerns over the unsettled COVID-19 situation across the region, informed the Brunei Prime Minister's Office on October 23.
Brunei ratifies economic partnership agreement World

Brunei ratifies economic partnership agreement

Brunei Darussalam ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on October 12, becoming the sixth member country to ratify the deal, after Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan and Cambodia.
Brunei Darussalam lauds Vietnam’s pioneering role in hosting AIPA General Assembly virtually World

Brunei Darussalam lauds Vietnam’s pioneering role in hosting AIPA General Assembly virtually

President of the 42nd General Assembly of AIPA Pehin Dato Abdul Rahman Taib, who is Speaker of the Legislative Council of Brunei Darussalam, lauds Vietnam’s initiative to host an AIPA General Assembly virtually for the first time in 2020, paving the way for the Legislative Council of Brunei Darussalam to host the 42nd AIPA General Assembly in a similar virtual format this year.
AIPA-42: Brunei highlights AIPA’s role in realising digital inclusion World

AIPA-42: Brunei highlights AIPA’s role in realising digital inclusion

Member of the Legislative Council of Brunei Yang Dato Paduka Haji Sabtu underscored the instrumental role of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in realising digital inclusion in his speech delivered at the 42nd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-42) via a video conference on August 23.
Vietnam attends 15th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting Politics

Vietnam attends 15th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting

Rear Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem, Commander of the Vietnam People’s Navy, attended the 15th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting held via videoconference on August 11 under the chair of Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji.
ASEAN grants UK ‘dialogue partner’ status World

ASEAN grants UK ‘dialogue partner’ status

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on August 5 granted the UK the formal status of Dialogue Partner at a ceremony held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei, which is the current Chair of ASEAN.
Indonesia, Brunei agree to cooperate on anti-money laundering World

Indonesia, Brunei agree to cooperate on anti-money laundering

The Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry Warjiyo, and Managing Director of Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB), Rokiah Badar, have agreed to cooperate in combating money laundering and prevent the financing of terrorist activities in the payment system.
Top Vietnamese, Brunei legislators hold online talks Politics

Top Vietnamese, Brunei legislators hold online talks

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue held online talks with Speaker of the Legislative Council of Brunei Abdul Rahman Taib on June 9, during which they noted with pleasure that bilateral ties are growing fruitfully.