Hanoi shines in creating regional tourism links Travel

Hanoi shines in creating regional tourism links

By engaging in tourism programmes with localities nationwide, Hanoi has forged regional links that have helped it drive up visitor numbers and tourism revenue, according to Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Tran Trung Hieu.
ASEAN, EU should boost economic, trade cooperation: Minister World

ASEAN, EU should boost economic, trade cooperation: Minister

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh proposed ASEAN and the EU beef up economic and trade cooperation at both bilateral and regional levels, with a focus on urgent issues such as supply chains and non-tariff barriers, while addressing the eighth ASEAN-EU Business Summit held online on November 19.
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.
PM to attend online G20 Summit Politics

PM to attend online G20 Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend the G20 Summit to be held online from November 21-22, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told a press conference in Hanoi on November 19.
Myanmar commends Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 ASEAN

Myanmar commends Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020

Despite challenges in the region, under Vietnam’s chairmanship, ASEAN has reached greater heights and further shown its unity and resilience to the world with the spirit of “cohesive and responsive ASEAN”, Myanmar Ambassador to ASEAN Aung Myo Myint has said.
Vietnam has turned a crisis into an opportunity for success: Diplomat Politics

Vietnam has turned a crisis into an opportunity for success: Diplomat

Vietnam did a good job as the ASEAN Chair this year, and the more than 80 documents adopted at the 37th ASEAN Summit and related summits last week is a proof that the country has turned a crisis into an opportunity for success, the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ambassador to the bloc Lim Sung-nam has said.
Indonesian diplomat highlights significance of RCEP signing World

Indonesian diplomat highlights significance of RCEP signing

The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement is ASEAN’s most outstanding achievement this year, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN Ambassador Ade Padmo Sarwono said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondent in Jakarta on November 18.
Thailand puts forth four main issues at 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting World

Thailand puts forth four main issues at 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai called for building an inclusive, resilient, sustainable and innovative future for Asia-Pacific while attending the 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) held recently via video conference by Malaysia.
Malaysia hails Vietnam’s ASEAN 2020 chairmanship ASEAN

Malaysia hails Vietnam’s ASEAN 2020 chairmanship

The 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, despite the constraints posed by COVID-19, was able to bring together all the 10 ASEAN heads of Government, 10 foreign ministers, and eight representatives of the bloc’s dialogue partners, Kamsiah Kamaruddin, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), has said.
Forum suggests ways to bolster exports, economic recovery Business

Forum suggests ways to bolster exports, economic recovery

Boosting support for Vietnamese enterprises to capitalise on free trade agreements (FTAs) and engage more deeply in global supply chains is an important solution to fuel post-pandemic exports and economic recovery, the Export Forum 2020 held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18 heard.
Wood industry regains growth momentum Business

Wood industry regains growth momentum

Despite a tough year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national wood sector looks set to achieve its export turnover target of 12 billion USD, and some wood processing businesses have so many orders while they are in short of workers to complete them, according to the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (Vietforest).
Vietnamese, German parties bolster ties Politics

Vietnamese, German parties bolster ties

Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, and Alexander Schweitzer, member of the Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), co-chaired online talks between the two parties on November 16.
Thailand works for early parliament ratification of RCEP World

Thailand works for early parliament ratification of RCEP

Thailand’s government is speeding up the process to get parliament’s approval of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by February 2021 to pave the way for full ratification within 2021, according to Thai Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.