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.