Japanese news agency spotlights PM Suga Yoshihide’s Vietnam visit World

Japanese news agency spotlights PM Suga Yoshihide’s Vietnam visit

Japanese news agency Kyodo ran articles highlighting Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s official visit to Vietnam, including his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 19, during which the two are expected to discuss numerous issues, particularly economic cooperation.
ASEAN summit discusses inclusive business ASEAN

ASEAN summit discusses inclusive business

The third ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit was organised on September 29 via video conference with the focus on discussing inclusive business strategies that support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in post-pandemic recovery.
Cambodia launches FTA negotiation with Mongolia World

Cambodia launches FTA negotiation with Mongolia

Preparation for negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Cambodia and Mongolia has been kick-started in the first inter-ministerial meeting engaging the working group tasked for the negotiations, Cambodia's news agency AKP reported on October 1.
Vietnam’s imprint on French photo festivals Society

Vietnam’s imprint on French photo festivals

In early 2020, photographer Ly Hoang Long sent 2 collections called "Mud wrestling" and "12-lamp ceremony" to compete in the "Chemins de Photos" festival (Photography path) at L'aude, southern France without much expectation. His both collections were in the top 10 out of 150. "Mud wrestling" was even ranked 4th out of 150.
Singapore to extend debt relief scheme World

Singapore to extend debt relief scheme

Singapore will soon adjust its debt moratorium schemes, with the regulator looking to extend the programmes to certain borrowers beyond December 31 this year, while also ensuring that those with the ability to pay should begin repayment before the moratoriums expire.
PetroVietnam stands firm amid “dual crisis” Business

PetroVietnam stands firm amid “dual crisis”

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) sustained its production and business activities in the first eight months of 2020 despites many oil and gas firms around the world struggling with the “dual crisis” of COVID-19 and prolonged low oil prices.
New Zealand lauds Vietnam’s role as ASEAN Chair 2020 ASEAN

New Zealand lauds Vietnam’s role as ASEAN Chair 2020

New Zealand highly evaluated Vietnam’s role as Chair of ASEAN 2020, especially amid the challenging and unusual circumstances, said Alison Mann, New Zealand's Senior Official for APEC, East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum and SEAN.
Facilitation Council of ACT-A important to fight COVID-19: Vietnamese diplomat World

Facilitation Council of ACT-A important to fight COVID-19: Vietnamese diplomat

Vietnam hailed the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s initiative to set up the Facilitation Council of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) as it will help step up the development and equitable distribution of vaccines and technologies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, said Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva.
RoK calls for 'unified message' for resumption of dialogue with DPRK World

RoK calls for 'unified message' for resumption of dialogue with DPRK

Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has called for Asia-Pacific countries to send a "unified message" for the resumption of dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), renewing Seoul's resolve to forge ahead with efforts for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
AIPA 41 in strategic position to coordinate efforts against COVID-19: Philippine official World

AIPA 41 in strategic position to coordinate efforts against COVID-19: Philippine official

In the midst of uncertainty and seemingly unending health and economic shocks brought about by the COVID-19 global crisis, the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) is in a strategic position to serve as a platform to coordinate and integrate efforts of AIPA member parliaments to help stem the tide of the contagion, according to a Philippine official.
Philippines secures over 8.8 bln USD for COVID-19 response World

Philippines secures over 8.8 bln USD for COVID-19 response

The Philippines has so far secured a total of 8.83 billion USD in borrowings, loans and grant assistance for the government's COVID-19 response efforts from its development partners and the commercial markets, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.
Deputy PM calls for global unity to overcome COVID-19 crisis Politics

Deputy PM calls for global unity to overcome COVID-19 crisis

International and regional cooperation is more important than ever before for the world to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said on September 3 when attending a virtual conference of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers.