Asia-Pacific countries push ahead with RCEP negotiations World

Asia-Pacific countries push ahead with RCEP negotiations

Officials of 16 Asia-Pacific countries have voiced their commitment to accelerating negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement with the hope of finalising it by November, according to a Thai official.
ASEAN Community stays cohesive to move forwards: Deputy PM Politics

ASEAN Community stays cohesive to move forwards: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has highlighted the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a strong and cohesive community in an article written on the occasion of the bloc’s 52nd founding anniversary (August 8).
Vietnam attends 20th ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting World

Vietnam attends 20th ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh joined his counterparts from ASEAN member states, China, the Republic of Korea and Japan to attend the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 2.
RCEP expected to be finalised by year-end: ASEAN chief World

RCEP expected to be finalised by year-end: ASEAN chief

ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi has expressed his optimism over the likelihood that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between 10 ASEAN member countries and six partners will be finalised by the end of the year.
Vietnam, EU sign free trade, investment protection agreements Business

Vietnam, EU sign free trade, investment protection agreements

The EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) were officially signed in Hanoi on June 30 afternoon, in the witness of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnamese National Assembly and Government leaders, and leaders of the European Union (EU).