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ASEAN looks towards community

ASEAN Foreign Ministers have focused their discussions on the bloc’s priorities and highlighted the important role of the effective implementation of the ASEAN Connectivity Blueprint in the process of building the Community and creating a basis for expanding connectivity in East Asia.
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East Sea seminar talks dispute-solving mechanisms

The effectiveness of current maritime security mechanisms in the East Sea has been assessed at a conference, hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, the US, on June 20-21.
Vietnam attends ASEAN meetings in Indonesia Politics

Vietnam attends ASEAN meetings in Indonesia

A Vietnamese delegation participated in the Senior Officials Meetings (SOM) of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, East Asia Summit (EAS) and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), in Surabaya , Indonesia from June 7-10.
VN attends eighth ASEAN security conference Politics

VN attends eighth ASEAN security conference

Deputy Defence Minister Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh joined senior defence officials from 22 other ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) member countries at the eighth ARF Security Policy Conference in Indonesia, on June 8.
Vietnam oil and gas body opposes Chinese acts Politics

Vietnam oil and gas body opposes Chinese acts

Vietnam Oil and Gas Association (VOGA) strongly opposed the acts of Chinese marine surveillance vessels, which recently cut the survey cables of a Vietnamese ship operating on the continental shelf of Vietnam.
Defence Minister meets Chinese counterpart in Singapore Politics

Defence Minister meets Chinese counterpart in Singapore

Vietnamese Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has discussed with his Chinese counterpart the incident on May 26 when Chinese marine surveillance vessels cut the cables of a Vietnamese ship when the ship was conducting seismic surveys within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zones.
ASEAN, China focus on dialogue relations Politics

ASEAN, China focus on dialogue relations

ASEAN leaders and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met in Hanoi on October 29 to review and set out future directions of the ASEAN-China dialogue relations and to exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest.
ARF 17 takes place in Hanoi Politics

ARF 17 takes place in Hanoi

The 17 th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the last ministerial meeting within the framework of the 43 rd ASEAN ministerial meetings and related meetings, took place in Hanoi on July 23 under the chairmanship of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Gia Khiem.