APEC looks to improve capacity of female-led MSMEs amid COVID-19 World

APEC looks to improve capacity of female-led MSMEs amid COVID-19

An APEC tele-workshop on harnessing fintech skills of women-led MSMEs in promoting inclusive growth against COVID-19 took place on December 8, drawing the participation of nearly 80 delegates from 21 APEC member economies and five international and regional organisations.
Indonesian diplomat highlights significance of RCEP signing World

Indonesian diplomat highlights significance of RCEP signing

The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement is ASEAN’s most outstanding achievement this year, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Ambassador Ade Padmo Sarwono said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondent in Jakarta on November 18.
Thailand puts forth four main issues at 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting World

Thailand puts forth four main issues at 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai called for building an inclusive, resilient, sustainable and innovative future for Asia-Pacific while attending the 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) held recently via video conference by Malaysia.
Thailand underlines multilateral cooperation in ASEAN summits ASEAN

Thailand underlines multilateral cooperation in ASEAN summits

Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha underlined the significance of multilateral cooperation in bringing COVID-19 under control and sustainable economic recovery while attending the online 12th Mekong-Japan Summit on November 13.
Lao media highlight 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings ASEAN

Lao media highlight 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings

Lao newspapers devoted their front pages of November 13 editions to highlighting the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, with a focus on appreciating the role of Vietnam, as ASEAN Chair in 2020, and ASEAN’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and boost economic recovery.
Thai Deputy PM speaks highly of Vietnam as ASEAN 2020 Chair ASEAN

Thai Deputy PM speaks highly of Vietnam as ASEAN 2020 Chair

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai talked to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Bangkok about issues discussed at the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, held virtually from November 12-15, and the role of Vietnam as the ASEAN Chair in 2020.
Webinar strengthens post-COVID-19 Mekong-Ganga Cooperation World

Webinar strengthens post-COVID-19 Mekong-Ganga Cooperation

An international webinar on "20 Years of Mekong-Ganga Cooperation" took place in New Delhi, India on November 5-6 to review the achievements of the MCG Cooperation in the past two decades and build a strategy to strengthen this initiative in the next 10 years, especially the post-COVID-19 period.
ADB: MSMEs key to post-COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia World

ADB: MSMEs key to post-COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia

A new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows that strengthening the dynamics of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with innovation and internationalization will be key to revitalizing Southeast Asian economies devastated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.
ASEAN, Pacific Alliance seeks closer relations amid COVID-19 World

ASEAN, Pacific Alliance seeks closer relations amid COVID-19

The Committee of Parmanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and the Pacific Alliance (PA), a regional integration initiative comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, have met via video-conference to further strengthen relations between the two organisations.