Cohesive and responsive: Vietnam ready for ASEAN leadership
08:50 | 16/02/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - Vietnam views its 2020 leadership of the 11-nation ASEAN bloc as an opportunity to contribute to the development of Southeast Asia and the welfare of the 650 million people who call the region home. That was the message conveyed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 6 in Hanoi, where he addressed the launch ceremony of the ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship Year and website www.asean2020.vn.
2020 marks a quarter-century of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership
11:15 | 26/01/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - The year 2020 will be a banner year for Vietnam as it assumes the chair of the 11-member ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) bloc and takes its seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 term. Vietnam Economic News’ Thu Hang spoke with Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh about these key roles.
Vietnam presents priorities for ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship
10:31 | 27/12/2019 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - Vietnam has set out three priorities for its 2020 chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely promoting intra-regional economic linkages, strengthening the partnership for peace and sustainable development, and enhancing the organization’s adaptive capacity and performance. Luong Hoang Thai, Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Multilateral Trade Policy Department spoke with Vietnam Economic News’ Phuong Huong Long on the sidelines of the annual meeting of senior economic officials from ASEAN member countries, known as the SEOM Retreat, which took place on November 28 and 29 in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long City.
Breakthrough in RCEP negotiations on world’s largest free trade area
11:09 | 09/12/2019 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - After nearly seven years of negotiations, the 10 ASEAN member states and its allies reached agreement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and pledged to sign the trade deal in 2020. The consensus over what is shaping up to be the world’s biggest free trade area was reached within the framework of the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Thailand.
Vietnam assumes ASEAN Chair
09:38 | 03/12/2019 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - The chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2020 that Vietnam officially assumed on November 4 will be a chance for the country to demonstrate its leadership and coordination capability to help the 10 member countries grasp opportunities, overcome challenges, and build a sustainable community.
Vietnam prepares for ASEAN Chairmanship
09:15 | 07/11/2019 EVFTA
(VEN) - A number of related meetings took place in the framework of the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM 51) in Bangkok from September 3-10. These included the 33rd ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Council Meeting, the 22nd ASEAN Economic Ministers-ASEAN Investment Area (AEM-AIA) Council Meeting, consultation meetings between ASEAN and partner countries, the seventh Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting, the 11th Mekong-Japan Economic Ministerial Meeting, and the 11th Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) Economic Ministers Meeting.
Vietnam looks ahead to 2020 Asean Chairmanship
09:49 | 15/10/2019 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has become one of Vietnam’s leading economic and trade partners since the
country joined the bloc 24 years ago. ASEAN integration will be among the priorities when Vietnam assumes the ASEAN Chair in 2020.
Vietnam, Malaysia target trade turnover of US$20 billion
11:03 | 08/10/2019 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - On the occasion of the official visit to Vietnam from August 26-28 by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the two countries agreed to raise bilateral trade to US$20 billion as soon as possible, while promoting investments in areas of high potential.
ASEAN Youth Fellowship expands programme to foster deeper people-to-people ties
15:36 | 07/10/2019 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - Last week, 39 young ASEAN leaders gathered in Singapore to exchange ideas as well as discuss issues and opportunities to collaborate for sustainable partnerships at the second run of the ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF) programme organised by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and National Youth Council (NYC). Three Vietnamese young leaders also attended the event and shared their experiences across social and economic fields.