ASEAN, China to strengthen strategic partnership

Chinese Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Xu Bu presented his credential to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh at the ASEAN Secretariat headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 18.
Ireland to tighten ties with Vietnam Politics

Ireland to tighten ties with Vietnam

President of the Republic of Ireland Michael Daniel Higgins said he is seeking to boost the multi-faceted cooperation and friendship with Vietnam, notably in environmentally-friendly and advanced technology.

Indonesia to launch legal framework for e-commerce

As part of efforts to create a more conducive environment for e-commerce, the Indonesian government plans to introduce a set of regulations, called the “e-commerce roadmap”, in the next 3-6 months.

ASEAN promotes public-private partnership

The ASEAN Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Networking Forum was held in Manila , the Philippines on December 16-17 to discuss PPP as an innovative financing mechanism to realise the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC), according to the ASEAN Secretariat’s press release.
ASEAN hopes for stronger relations with Africa World

ASEAN hopes for stronger relations with Africa

ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh has expressed his hope for strengthened ties between ASEAN and South Africa, as well as between the bloc and the African Union and the Southern African Development Community.

Malaysia lures 12 bln USD in FDI in 2013

Malaysia's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on February 13 announced that the country attracted 38.774 billion RM (roughly 12 billion USD) in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2013, an increase of 24 percent over 2012.

Narita-Da Nang air route set to open

A direct air route from the Da Nang Airport to Japan’s Narita Airport will be launched in July, the deputy director of the foreign affairs department, Mai Dang Hieu, confirmed on January 17.