ASEAN strives to complete Indo-Pacific deal this year, India included
06:00 | 17/06/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - As the 2020 chair of the ASEAN bloc, Vietnam is making joint efforts with the other member states and six partner countries to accelerate negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with a view to signing it later this year in time to deal with the heavy economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
ASEAN works with US, Japan to curb pandemic, plan recovery
06:00 | 08/05/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan have agreed to support each other in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on easing its impact, enhancing economic flexibility, promoting export and solving problems faced by small- and medium-sized enterprises. The bloc, chaired this year by Vietnam, also discussed US aid for recovery from the pandemic with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
ASEAN ministers urge health protection - not trade protectionism
09:24 | 24/03/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - Member nations of ASEAN have agreed that restrictions on cross-border movements in Southeast Asia should be based on public health considerations stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, and should not unnecessarily restrict trade within the region. Economic ministers of the 10-nation trade pact adopted the decision at their 26th retreat in the central city of Da Nang.