ASEAN improves disaster management capacity World

ASEAN improves disaster management capacity

The Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) have launched the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND) project.
ASEAN, UN vow to advance comprehensive partnership World

ASEAN, UN vow to advance comprehensive partnership

Representatives of ASEAN member countries and UN officials reviewed the implementation of projects and cooperation activities within the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for 2016-2020, during their annual meeting on September 15.
US affirms enduring commitment to ASEAN World

US affirms enduring commitment to ASEAN

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on September 11 issued a press statement affirming the enduring commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
ASEAN steps up cooperation with China, Japan, RoK World

ASEAN steps up cooperation with China, Japan, RoK

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting held online within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 53) and related meetings on September 9.
Thailand tightens border security to prevent COVID-19 World

Thailand tightens border security to prevent COVID-19

The Interior Ministry of Thailand on August 28 asked the governors of the 10 provinces bordering Myanmar to tighten security along the border to prevent illegal immigration because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring country.
ASEAN 2020: Member nations discuss important cooperation issues ASEAN

ASEAN 2020: Member nations discuss important cooperation issues

Deputy Prime Miniter and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired the Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (IAMM), the 21st ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), and the 26th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting, which were held online in Hanoi on June 24.
Myanmar to restart domestic tourism in Q3 World

Myanmar to restart domestic tourism in Q3

Myanmar plans to restart its domestic tourism in the third quarter of 2020, as a first phase of the country’s tourism recovery under the COVID-19 Tourism Relief Plan.
ASEAN 2020: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat ASEAN

ASEAN 2020: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on January 17 presided over a retreat of the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries (AMM Retreat), with the participation of the foreign ministers of other ASEAN members and the bloc’s Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi.
Vietnam, Myanmar issue joint statement Politics

Vietnam, Myanmar issue joint statement

Vietnam and Myanmar have issued a joint statement on strengthening their comprehensive cooperative partnership the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Myanmar from December 16-18 at the invitation of President U Win Myint.
Prime Minister concludes Myanmar visit Politics

Prime Minister concludes Myanmar visit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on December 18 afternoon, concluding an official visit to Myanmar at the invitation of President U Win Myint.