Ministers foresee trade, investment contractions in Southeast Asia
06:00 | 13/09/2020 Events
(VEN) - ASEAN economic ministers, meeting online in late August under Vietnam’s chair, have acknowledged that the Covid-19 pandemic will likely result in deep trade and investment contractions and a drop in productive economic activities within the region this year. The ministers discussed a series of issues related to promoting intra- and extra-regional cooperation, upholding the central role of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and adapting to new challenges.
41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly opens
13:09 | 08/09/2020 Events
(VEN) - The 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) themed “Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community” opened in Hanoi on September 8 under the chair of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chair of AIPA 41.
ASEAN prioritises RCEP signing by year’s end
08:00 | 31/08/2020 Events
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to prioritise its signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with six free trade partners by the end of this year.