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 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.