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.
Under Vietnam’s leadership, ASEAN prioritizes intra-regional trade
09:06 | 27/02/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - Vietnam is hoping transaction costs within the 11-nation bloc of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can be reduced 10 percent this year, with a view to doubling intra-regional trade by 2025, according to Luong Hoang Thai, Director of the Multilateral Trade Policy Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Vietnam, Laos sign energy cooperation deals
09:02 | 19/02/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - At the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee’s 42nd meeting, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith agreed to promote bilateral energy cooperation. The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade is facilitating and implementing agreements on importing electricity from Laos.
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.