Australia assists ASEAN’s post-pandemic recovery ASEAN

Australia assists ASEAN’s post-pandemic recovery

Australia said it will offer the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a 60-million-USD package under the Partnerships for Recovery programme to support the region in COVID-19 related health security, stability and economic recovery.
Facilitation Council of ACT-A important to fight COVID-19: Vietnamese diplomat World

Facilitation Council of ACT-A important to fight COVID-19: Vietnamese diplomat

Vietnam hailed the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s initiative to set up the Facilitation Council of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) as it will help step up the development and equitable distribution of vaccines and technologies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, said Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva.
AIPA cooperation crucial in mitigating COVID-19’s impacts on society ASEAN

AIPA cooperation crucial in mitigating COVID-19’s impacts on society

A consistent approach and cooperation between member parliaments of the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in tackling COVID-19 and post-pandemic recovery is among suggestions proposed by delegates to the virtual meeting of the Committee on Social Matters in the framework of the 41st AIPA General Assembly (AIPA 41) on September 9 in Hanoi.
International workshop discusses post-COVID-19 ASEAN World

International workshop discusses post-COVID-19 ASEAN

Scientists and experts from Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, India, and elsewhere joined a workshop entitled “The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after the COVID-19 pandemic” in Hanoi on September 8.
Senior ASEAN officials discuss preparations for AMM-53 World

Senior ASEAN officials discuss preparations for AMM-53

Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of ASEAN SOM of Vietnam, chaired a meeting of senior ASEAN officials and a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (ExCom SEANWFZ) Treaty on September 7, as the opening activities of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings.
Vietnam to hold AMM-53 online from September 9-12 World

Vietnam to hold AMM-53 online from September 9-12

Vietnam will hold the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings via a video conference from September 9-12, said the organising board at an international press conference on September 7.
Deputy PM calls for global unity to overcome COVID-19 crisis Politics

Deputy PM calls for global unity to overcome COVID-19 crisis

International and regional cooperation is more important than ever before for the world to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said on September 3 when attending a virtual conference of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers.
Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam on National Day Politics

Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam on National Day

Leaders of Cambodia, India, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), the US, France, Italy, Canada and Australia have extended their congratulations to the Vietnamese Party and State leaders on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the country’s National Day (September 2, 1945-2020).
RCEP countries make "significant" progress in trade talks World

RCEP countries make "significant" progress in trade talks

Ministers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on August 27 said they have made "significant progress" toward the signing of the deal by the end of the year, while whether India will stay on as a member of the framework remains uncertain.
ASEAN looks to promote post-pandemic recovery ASEAN

ASEAN looks to promote post-pandemic recovery

An online consultation of ASEAN economic ministers with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) took place on August 24 under the chair of Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.
ASEAN should stay cohesive and responsive in new normal period: Officials ASEAN

ASEAN should stay cohesive and responsive in new normal period: Officials

Under Vietnam’s chairmanship, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has effectively implemented cooperation and connectivity targets, while overcoming difficulties to earn initial successes in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, and embarking on efforts for post-pandemic recovery, said Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN.
ASEAN celebrates 53rd founding anniversary ASEAN

ASEAN celebrates 53rd founding anniversary

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s Secretariat held a virtual ceremony on August 8 to mark the bloc’s 53rd founding anniversary under the theme “ASEAN 53: A Cohesive Journey to Recovery”.