Vietnam, ADB sign deal on emergency grant to aid disaster response Society

Vietnam, ADB sign deal on emergency grant to aid disaster response

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, authorised by the Government, and Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Andrew Jeffries on November 24 signed an agreement on the bank’s emergency grant of 2.5 million USD to help Vietnam address natural disasters’ consequences in the central region.
Japan provides Cambodia with over 200 million USD loan for COVID-19 relief World

Japan provides Cambodia with over 200 million USD loan for COVID-19 relief

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on November 10 signed a loan agreement with the Cambodian government to provide a Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan of about 240 million USD for the COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan, JICA said in a statement on November 18.
Thailand earmarks 200 million USD for COVID-19 vaccine World

Thailand earmarks 200 million USD for COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand’s Cabinet on November 17 gave permission to the Ministry of Public Health to pay 6 billion baht (200 million USD) and reserve 26 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
PM provides emergency aid to three central provinces Society

PM provides emergency aid to three central provinces

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to grant 80 billion VND (3.46 million USD) in emergency aid from the State budget reserves this year to help people in the central region surmount consequences of recent floods.
Indonesia urges EAS to continue building “strategic trust” ASEAN

Indonesia urges EAS to continue building “strategic trust”

Indonesian President Joko Widodo sent a clear message that as a leader-level dialogue forum, the East Asia Summit (EAS) must continue to build “strategic trust” and strengthen cooperation in the region, especially to deal with COVID-19, the country’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has said.
ASEAN Plus Three leaders talk with East Asia Business Council representatives ASEAN

ASEAN Plus Three leaders talk with East Asia Business Council representatives

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, as the ASEAN Plus Three Chair, proposed the business community continue standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the governments in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and in economic recovery in East Asia at the ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Interface with Representatives from East Asia Business Council on November 14.
Minister calls for drastic response to Storm Vamco Society

Minister calls for drastic response to Storm Vamco

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has asked localities and competent agencies to undertake a sweeping response to Storm Vamco, which entered the East Sea on the morning of November 12 and has been erratic and unpredictable.
ASEAN Studies Centre wins 2020 ASEAN Prize World

ASEAN Studies Centre wins 2020 ASEAN Prize

Singapore-based ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) of the Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) on November 12 was honoured with the ASEAN Prize, an annual regional permier award, for promoting greater understanding and awareness of ASEAN and contributing towards regional cooperation and integration.
Modern Diplomacy hails Vietnam’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020 ASEAN

Modern Diplomacy hails Vietnam’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020

Modern Diplomacy, an invaluable platform for assessing and evaluating complex international issues, on November 10 ran an article giving an assessment of Vietnam’s performance as ASEAN 2020 Chair and the significance of the 37th ASEAN Summit for the region amid current challenges.
Coastal central localities urged to take active response to storm Vamco Society

Coastal central localities urged to take active response to storm Vamco

The Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the National Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue have urged coastal central cities and provinces from Thanh Hoa to Binh Thuan to actively respond to Vamco, the 13th storm to hit the East Sea this year.