ASEAN 2020: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat ASEAN

ASEAN 2020: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on January 17 presided over a retreat of the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries (AMM Retreat), with the participation of the foreign ministers of other ASEAN members and the bloc’s Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi.
Australia, US, Japan concerned about Chinese behaviour in East Sea World

Australia, US, Japan concerned about Chinese behaviour in East Sea

The foreign ministers of Australia, the US and Japan have expressed their "serious concern" over "credible reports of disruptive activities in relation to longstanding oil and gas projects" in the East Sea - a coded reference to Chinese vessels harassing Vietnamese ships trying to access key oil rigs.
Hanoi People’s Council opens seventh session Politics

Hanoi People’s Council opens seventh session

The 15th People’s Council of Hanoi convened its seventh session on December 4 to review the city’s performance in socio-economic development and national defence and security in 2018, and set forth solutions for 2019.
19th communiqué of 14th NA’s sixth session Politics

19th communiqué of 14th NA’s sixth session

National Assembly (NA) deputies discussed a report on the settlement of citizens’ complaints and petitions in 2018 as well as others on the verification of the report and the results of supervision over the handling of complaints and petitions that citizens sent to the NA this year, on November 14 as part of their ongoing sixth session.
Experts raise concerns over draining of wetlands Environment

Experts raise concerns over draining of wetlands

The loss and degradation of wetland areas are occurring more rapidly than in any other ecosystem due to large-scale land use changes, infrastructure development, altered water flow, and the impact of climate change.