ASEAN, Australia join hands to combat COVID-19 Politics

ASEAN, Australia join hands to combat COVID-19

The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia joined a special video conference on COVID-19 on June 30. Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the event.
ASEAN 2020: online meetings save travel, organisations costs Politics

ASEAN 2020: online meetings save travel, organisations costs

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee Nguyen Quoc Dung spoke of the organisation of the upcoming 36th ASEAN Summit as well as topics to be tabled for discussion at the meeting, during a press conference in Hanoi on June 23.
Thailand: COVID-19 presents no hurdle for RCEP negotiations World

Thailand: COVID-19 presents no hurdle for RCEP negotiations

Thailand is expecting the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to go forward this year as the COVID-19 is presenting no hurdles for the trade deal, the negotiations of which can be sped up through video conferencing.
Vietnam joins 32nd ASEAN – Australia Forum ASEAN

Vietnam joins 32nd ASEAN – Australia Forum

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) Vietnam, on May 18 participated in the 32nd ASEAN – Australia Forum, which was held in the form of an online conference.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds phone talks with Japanese counterpart Politics

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds phone talks with Japanese counterpart

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with his Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo on May 4, during which they exchanged views on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in their respective countries, and agreed to work closely together to overcome the pandemic.
RCEP on track to be inked by year-end World

RCEP on track to be inked by year-end

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) remains on track to be signed by the end of 2020, said Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on May 3.
Singapore, Japan pledge to maintain supply chains World

Singapore, Japan pledge to maintain supply chains

Singapore and Japan issued a joint statement on May 1 agreeing to deepen bilateral economic cooperation to secure supply chains for essential goods and strengthen economic resilience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Extra efforts made to sign RCEP in Vietnam in late 2020 World

Extra efforts made to sign RCEP in Vietnam in late 2020

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) dialogue partners are advancing the review of legal texts, with an expectation of the process finishing in July so the pact can be signed at the ASEAN Summit in Vietnam later this year as scheduled.