India reviews continuation of FTA with ASEAN  World

India reviews continuation of FTA with ASEAN

The government is reviewing the continuation of the free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN in the wake of the trading bloc’s reluctance to address India’s concerns over what it believes are asymmetries in the trade pact during the last ten years. According to Times of India, the country’s main grouse is the rising trade deficit with the 10–country bloc.
PM holds working session with Mekong Delta localities  Politics

PM holds working session with Mekong Delta localities

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a working session with leaders of the Mekong Delta localities and Ho Chi Minh City in Can Tho city on August 1 to discuss tackling difficulties in production and trade, and stepping up public investment capital disbursement.
Portal helps Mekong Delta firms get insights into EVFTA  Business

Portal helps Mekong Delta firms get insights into EVFTA

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) chapter in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho (VCCI Can Tho) on July 31 launched a portal which will provide information and advice related to the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to businesses in the Mekong Delta region.
AIPA steps up parliarmentary cooperation in education, culture Politics

AIPA steps up parliarmentary cooperation in education, culture

As Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliarmentary Assembly (AIPA) for 2019-2020, the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) hosted a virtual conference on “Parliamentary Partnership on Educational and Cultural Cooperation for Sustainable Development” (AIPA ECC) on July 30.
Prime Minister holds phone talks with EC President Politics

Prime Minister holds phone talks with EC President

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on July 29 to discuss the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan World

ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan

Economic ministers in ASEAN member states and Japan approved the ASEAN - Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan at a virtual meeting chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on July 29, as part of the efforts to promote solidarity between the two sides in combating COVID-19.
Deputy PM: Joining ASEAN marks strategic decision of Vietnam ASEAN

Deputy PM: Joining ASEAN marks strategic decision of Vietnam

Vietnam’s becoming the seventh member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked a strategic decision and paved the way for the country’s regional and international integration, which has also been seen as a milestone in the grouping’s development.