Japanese Foreign Minister begins official visit to Singapore World

Japanese Foreign Minister begins official visit to Singapore

Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu arrived in Singapore on August 12 for a three-day visit, becoming the first high-ranking official to make a trip to the city-state since border entry restrictions were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malaysia, Singapore agree to re-open borders World

Malaysia, Singapore agree to re-open borders

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) to address the needs of different groups of cross-border travellers.
Kien Giang, Cambodia’s localities enjoy strong bonds Politics

Kien Giang, Cambodia’s localities enjoy strong bonds

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, and five Cambodian localities of Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong and Phnom Penh have enjoyed sound cooperation cross the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, trade, healthcare, education, culture-sports, tourism, and defence-security.
Business

Mong Cai border gate extends hours

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the extension of working hours at the Mong Cai border gate, the counterpart to China ’s Dongxing gate, from July 1.
Chinese-Vietnamese border gates to extend hours Society

Chinese-Vietnamese border gates to extend hours

Authorities of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have recently announced the extension of working hours at the Youyi Guan and Dongxing border gates, counterparts of Vietnam’s Huu Nghi and Mong Cai gates, respectively, from July 1.
Politics

Mong Cai border gate to stay open longer

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the extension of customs clearance working hours at the Mong Cai border gate with China to facilitate cross-border travel and trade.
Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015 Health

Elevated disease concerns in Vietnam for 2015

Vietnam is likely to face the spread of dangerous infectious diseases in 2015 such as Ebola, bird flu, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and measles, especially in zones with large population fluctuations and ethnic minority areas, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine.
Vietnam, China extend law enforcement cooperation Politics

Vietnam, China extend law enforcement cooperation

The ministries of public security of Vietnam and China agreed to employ practical measures to promote their cooperation in law enforcement during the 4 th conference on bilateral cooperation in crime prevention and control in Beijing on October 27.
World

Lao-Thailand trade forecast to increase

Two-way trade between Laos and Thailand will continue to grow despite recent political unrest in the latter, according to the Lao state-run daily Vientiane Times.
PM: united, strong ASEAN is strategic goal Politics

PM: united, strong ASEAN is strategic goal

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has affirmed that a united, strong and closely linked ASEAN is not only in the common interest of the whole bloc but also the strategic goal of all member countries.