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Peace in East Sea feasible with cooperation of ASEAN countries

Surrounded by a number of ASEAN countries and China, the East Sea has seen disputes and conflicts arise between the countries regarding sovereignty and sea boundaries. 

ASEAN countries continue loosening COVID-19 restrictions

Thailand on May 29 decided to shorten the night curfew by an hour, starting June 1, when the country enters the third phase of COVID-19 lockdown easing.

Vietnam keeps close watch on complex situation in ASEAN countries’ territorial waters

Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang on April 21 replied to reporters’ questions about the recent complex situation in some ASEAN countries’ territorial waters.

To tackle COVID-19, a united ASEAN must deliver urgently

The number of active COVID-19 patients in ASEAN passed 10,000 at the beginning of this week. 

ASEAN ambassadors seek Australia’s support for international students

Ten ambassadors of ASEAN members states to Australia on April 1 sent a letter expressing wish that Australia would offer appropriate physical and material support to international students, amid the complicated developments of COVID-19 pandemic.

ASEAN countries agree to conclude RCEP negotiations

ASEAN countries have agreed to try and persuade India to return to the negotiating table for the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal.

Ninth ASEAN Maritime Forum opens in Da Nang

The 9th ASEAN Maritime Forum (AMF-9) opened in the central city of Da Nang on December 5, seeing the participation of more than 50 delegates from the 10 ASEAN countries and the ASEAN Secretariat.

Vietnam - bright spot in FDI attraction in ASEAN

News and World Report of the US has ranked Vietnam eighth among 29 best economies to invest in, and first among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the list.

Malaysia fines 80 people, companies in 1MDB case: anti-graft chief

Malaysia has fined 80 individuals and entities for allegedly receiving money from state fund 1MDB, the country’s anti-graft chief said on Monday.


East Sea issue in the spotlight during press meeting

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam would remain consistent in its policies regarding the South China Sea, which seek to respect international law, especially UNCLOS 1982, ...

Fascinating things about ASEAN countries

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ten countries, dozens of fables, scores of cultural symbols, hundreds of places to visit and thousands of delicacies to relish – diversity flourishes across this region of over 628 million people. 

Government News 11/10

Vietnam proactive in cutting GHG emissions: Deputy PM, ASEAN countries, partners discuss farm-forestry-fishery trade, Vietnam treasures global multilateral mechanisms, Vietnam participates in RoK Navy’s International Fleet Review

Tech innovations to help tackle healthcare challenges in SEA

A rapidly aging population and increasing rate of modern diseases are considered the biggest challenges to the healthcare sector of Southeast Asian nations, but technological innovations might offer a solution.

Event brings ASEAN families together

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ASEAN Family Day was held on Saturday in Hanoi with a range of fun activities to enhance cultural exchange and understanding among ASEAN member states.

ASEAN countries fight rise in drug trafficking

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam and other countries located near Southeast Asia’s notorious ’Golden Triangle’ are facing numerous challenges in the fight against drug trafficking.

Free labour movement might hurt many Vietnamese workers

Vu Quang Tho, head of  the Institute for Workers and Trade Unions, tells Lao dong that both workers and trade unions are ill-equipped to cope with the free flow of labour mandated by the ASEAN Economic Community.

Book fair delves into ASEAN voices

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi Book Fair 2016 will feature an exhibit introducing the relationship between Ha Noi and Viet Nam with ASEAN countries.

Fuel imports from Korea shoot up

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam had spent US$485 million importing 1.06 million tons of fuels from South Korea in the year to August, up a staggering 573% in volume year-on-year,

Goals set for Vietnam's transport

VietNamNet Bridge – Supporting domestic airline firms and taking advantage of membership of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market to launch more international routes in the block and run direct flight routes from Viet Nam to the United States

VN's labour productivity still low

VietNamNet Bridge – Director of the Viet Nam National Productivity Institute, Nguyen Anh Tuan, spoke with Hai Quan newspaper about the reasons for low domestic labour productivity and ways it can be improved in the near future.