Toward an ASEAN community Politics

Toward an ASEAN community

On the occasion of the up-coming 16th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem granted the Vietnam News Agency an interview about the summit’s agenda and significance as well as Vietnam’s suggestions for the event.

EU aid helps to improve health care

The European Union will grant a package of non-refundable aid worth 14.75 million EUR (21.7 million USD) to help Vietnam carry out a “Health Sector Capacity Support Project”.

Doors open for people with disabilities

Twenty-three students with disabilities have completed a graphic technicians course held by the Hi-Tech Vocational Training Centre, an arm of the public funded Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam, Mexico boost trade and tourism ties

A seminar on Vietnam-Mexico tourism and trade was held in Hanoi on August 25, paving the way for the drawing up of a bilateral cooperation plan for the future focusing on increasing trade revenues, stated an official from Pro-Mexico, a Mexican government organisation

Thailand to pump more investment in Vietnam

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce Spokesman said on August 14 that Thai investors are getting more interested and will invest more in Vietnam as the country could become a strong base for production for ASEAN in the future.

NAM summit closes

The 15 th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit wrapped up in Sharm El-Sheikh , Egypt on July 16, agreeing to select Iran to host the 16 th NAM Summit in 2012.

Australia helps Philippines alleviate poverty

The Australian government is donating about 1.8 million AUD (1.4 million USD) worth of technical assistance for programmes on poverty alleviation in the Philippines, according to Australian broadcast ABC on June 22.