Foreign leaders appreciate RCEP’s strategic significance World

Foreign leaders appreciate RCEP’s strategic significance

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on November 15 that the signing of the long-waited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement showed the region’s shared commitment to open trade and investment, despite the challenges of COVID-19.
Indonesia urges EAS to continue building “strategic trust” ASEAN

Indonesia urges EAS to continue building “strategic trust”

Indonesian President Joko Widodo sent a clear message that as a leader-level dialogue forum, the East Asia Summit (EAS) must continue to build “strategic trust” and strengthen cooperation in the region, especially to deal with COVID-19, the country’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has said.
Leaders stress need for post-pandemic economic recovery at ASEAN+1 summits World

Leaders stress need for post-pandemic economic recovery at ASEAN+1 summits

Leaders of 10 ASEAN Member States and their partners of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and India discussed measures to boost post-pandemic economic recovery and ensure global supply chains during separated ASEAN Plus One summits held online within the framework of the 37th ASEAN Summit on November 12.
Indonesia to reduce exports of unprocessed coal World

Indonesia to reduce exports of unprocessed coal

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered his cabinet ministers to set a target of reducing exports of unprocessed coal and accelerate plans to develop derivative industries for processing the fuel in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
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.
Japan officially announces Vietnam visit by PM Suga World

Japan officially announces Vietnam visit by PM Suga

The Japanese Government on October 16 officially announced that Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide will pay visits to Vietnam and Indonesia from October 18 to 21 to discuss measures aimed at strengthening relations with the two key Southeast Asian countries.
Indonesian President pledges to modernise army World

Indonesian President pledges to modernise army

Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated on October 5 that the Indonesian military (TNI) has built new combat organisations counting a number of joint commands, divisions and task forces within the last five years.
New Japanese PM mulls first overseas trip to Vietnam World

New Japanese PM mulls first overseas trip to Vietnam

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is planning to visit Vietnam and Indonesia around mid-October in his first official overseas trip since taking office earlier this month, Kyodo News cited government sources as reporting on September 30.