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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed after years of talks

Ministers from 15 countries spanning the Asia-Pacific region on November 15 signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement after eight years of talks.

ASEAN-UN comprehensive partnership grows stronger than ever: UN Chief

The comprehensive partnership between ASEAN and the United Nations (UN) has been growing stronger than ever in recent years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the 11th ASEAN-Summit held online on November 15.

12th Mekong-Japan Summit opens

The 12th Mekong-Japan Summit was held online on November 13, under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Suga Yoshihide.

Vietnamese PM chairs 21st ASEAN-RoK Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the 21st ASEAN – Republic of Korea Summit in Hanoi on November 12.

23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit held online

The 23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit was held online under the chair of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

ASEAN Women Leaders’ Summit held

The ASEAN Women Leaders’ Summit was held on November 12 within the framework of the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings.

ASEAN Women Leaders’ Summit encourages women to prove their role

The role of women and gender equality-related issues will be discussed comprehensively for the first time at the ASEAN Women Leaders’ Summit held online on November 12, 

Leaders stress need for post-pandemic economic recovery at ASEAN+1 summits

Leaders of 10 ASEAN Member States and their partners of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and India discussed measures to boost post-pandemic economic recovery and ensure global supply chains 

PM speaks highly of Mekong-RoK cooperation

With strong commitments and resolve of member countries, cooperation between Mekong countries and the Republic of Korea (RoK) has developed in both depth and width, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on November 13.

ASEAN moves firmly, collectively ahead: FM Pham Binh Minh

ASEAN has continued to move firmly and collectively towards the goal of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, while dealing with emerging challenges, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said today.

Vietnam achieves desired results of targets set in ASEAN Chairmanship year

Deputy Minister of Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is also General Secretary of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, talked to the media on November 9 on the implementation progress of initiatives

37th ASEAN Summit, related meetings slated for November 12-15

As Chair of ASEAN 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will preside over the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, which will be held via video conference from November 12-15, 

Vietnamese official elected as President of Council of ASEAN Chief Justices

Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh was elected as President of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) for the 2020-2021 tenure during the eight meeting of the council on November 5.

ADMM-14, 7th ADMM+ to take place online

The 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM-14), the 7th ADMM Plus (ADMM+), and the ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of ADMM+ will be held in the online form in the first half of December.

ASEAN, UN officials gather at ministerial meeting

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired the online ASEAN-United Nations Ministerial Meeting on October 21 

Vietnam attends ASEAN-RoK joint cooperation committee’s meeting

Head of the Vietnamese mission to ASEAN Ambassador Tran Duc Binh on October 19 attended the 7th meeting of ASEAN-Korea Joint Cooperation Committee (AKJCC), which discussed measures to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in the time to come.

ADMM-14, ADMM+ to take place in December

The 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-14) and the 7th ADMM Plus (ADMM +) are scheduled to take place from December 9-11.

10th Mekong-RoK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held online

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kang Kyung Wha co-chaired the 10th Mekong-RoK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on September 28.

ASEAN chiefs of defence forces gather at online 17th meeting

The 17th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces’ Meeting (ACDFM-17) was held online by the Ministry of National Defence on September 24 under the theme “Military cooperation for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN”.

Vietnam’s efforts to host AMM 53, related meetings praised

Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN Igor Driesmans has appreciated Vietnam’s efforts in hosting the 53rd ASEAN Minister Meeting and related meetings amid unprecedented challenges.