ASEAN foreign ministers pay courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister World

ASEAN foreign ministers pay courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and foreign ministers of other ASEAN countries paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha before attending the opening of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) in Bangkok on July 31.
Australia kicks off direct aid programme for 2018-2019 Business

Australia kicks off direct aid programme for 2018-2019

The Australian Embassy in Hanoi on June 29 began receiving applications for its Direct Aid Programme (DAP), which grants financial support for projects carried out in localities from the north to the central province of Thua Thien-Hue during 2018-2019.
Businesses urged to protect Ha Long Bay Environment

Businesses urged to protect Ha Long Bay

Businesses were urged to increase their involvement in addressing environmental challenges caused by the operation of cruise ships in Ha Long Bay during the fifth leadership committee meeting of Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance in northern Quang Ninh province on March 13.
Vietnamese researchers win prestigious 2017 Newton Prize Sci-Tech

Vietnamese researchers win prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

Two Vietnamese researchers on November 16 were awarded the 2017 Newton Prize Vietnam for their project “Building a Foundation for Sustainable Development: Networked Societies for the Cities of Tomorrow” that addresses communicating during disasters.
Chilean official voices hope for free trade, regional integration World

Chilean official voices hope for free trade, regional integration

APEC plays a key role in trade liberalisation and facilitation and should maintain its position by stepping up measures to implement the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, said Paulina Nazal, Director General of International Economic Affairs at Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Maker Innovation Space debuts in Da Nang Sci-Tech

Maker Innovation Space debuts in Da Nang

The University of Da Nang in collaboration with Fablab (fabrication laboratory) Da Nang, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Arizona State University (ASU) officially launched a Maker Innovation Space in the central city of Da Nang on August 11.
ASEAN youths work for regional economic progress ASEAN

ASEAN youths work for regional economic progress

Representatives from the Vietnamese Government, the US Embassy and various ASEAN nations came together on August 1 and addressed the importance of a growing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and Vietnam–US trade relations.
Workshop promotes digitalisation in SMEs  Business

Workshop promotes digitalisation in SMEs

Measures to involve Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the global market through digital solutions was discussed at a workshop held by the US-ASEAN Business Council and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Ho Chi Minh City on June 15.
Building on seventy years of ESCAP’s success World

Building on seventy years of ESCAP’s success

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP Shamshad Akhtar argues that the organisation's 70th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the Commission's achievements, challenges.
HCM City, US join hands in smart city development Society

HCM City, US join hands in smart city development

HCM City’s leader and Diane Farrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration had a meeting in the southern hub on May 15 to discuss smart city development.