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”.
CPTPP countries discuss post-pandemic recovery plan World

CPTPP countries discuss post-pandemic recovery plan

Economic and trade ministers of signatories to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) met online on August 5 to discuss how best to intensify cooperation and prepare a plan of action to boost post-pandemic economic recovery.
Building ASEAN Community remains top priority: Senior ASEAN officials World

Building ASEAN Community remains top priority: Senior ASEAN officials

Successfully building the ASEAN Community continues to be a top priority of the bloc despite the difficulties and challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ASEAN member states reiterated at the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), which was held online on July 16 and chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung.
COVID-19 - A test of ASEAN’s calibre ASEAN

COVID-19 - A test of ASEAN’s calibre

Southeast Asia was the first region in the world to be affected by COVID-19 due to its geographic proximity and close trade relations with China, where the outbreak began.
Tax policies must support firms to boost revenue: official Business

Tax policies must support firms to boost revenue: official

The General Department of Taxation must hasten reforms to create a favourable environment for enterprises to recover their business from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was critical to increase tax revenue, Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha has said.
Vietnam, Japan seek to expand bilateral trade ties Business

Vietnam, Japan seek to expand bilateral trade ties

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Japanese Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Nishimura Yasutoshi has had a phone discussion on ways to facilitate two-way trade as well as the significance of border trade and the CPTPP to post-epidemic economic recovery in the region and the world.