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Southeast Asia’s six-nation visa to lure more tourists to Vietnam

A Thailand-initiated single visa programme of six ASEAN countries is expected to help Vietnam attract more long-haul and high-spending travelers, according to insiders.

Vietnam becomes fastest growing digital economy in ASEAN: HSBC

Vietnam was the fastest growing digital economy in ASEAN in 2022 and 2023 and it is expected to maintain this position until 2025, with the number of smartphones users anticipated to reach 67.3 million by 2026, accounting for 96.9% Internet users.

Japan to provide flood risk maps for four Southeast Asian countries

Japan plans to start providing flood risk maps for Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia next fiscal year to help the Southeast Asian countries reduce damage from flooding.

ASEAN Future Forum 2024 looks to ensure comprehensive security for community

The ASEAN Future Forum 2024 (AFF 2024) entered its second plenary session in Hanoi on the afternoon of April 23, discussing ways to ensure comprehensive security for the people-centred ASEAN Community.

Minister Nguyen Manh Hung: The future of ASEAN is digital technology

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said that the future of ASEAN is the digital future. Vietnam is ready to share experiences and learn from ASEAN partners.

PM raises proposals for ASEAN to become global digital transformation model

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 23 proposed breakthrough orientations to make ASEAN a model in digital transformation globally, while co-chairing a business roundtable with his Lao counterpart Sonexay Siphandone in Hanoi.

PM calls on ASEAN to pen strategic development vision

ASEAN should have a strategic and comprehensive vision, and improve its resilience capacity to grasp opportunities and handle global headwinds for stable and sustainable development, PM Pham Minh Chinh said on April 23.

ASEAN youth empowered to unleash potential: ASEAN chief

ASEAN Secretary-General Kao Kim Hourn had a dialogue with ASEAN youth in Hanoi on April 22 on the sidelines of the ASEAN Future Forum (AF 2024).

2024 ASEAN Future Forum to talk new initiatives on bloc’s vision

The ASEAN Future Forum (AFF), an initiative by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, will take place in Hanoi on April 23 to share new initiatives on ASEAN’s future vision, said Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet.

Vietnam continues to be ASEAN highlight

Recovering consumption and production in addition to stronger global goods demand are expected to help Vietnam achieve the highest growth in ASEAN this year.

Popular destinations in Thua Thien Hue receive ASEAN tourism awards

Hue city in the central province of Thua Thien Hue is one of three Vietnamese destinations to be presented with the ASEAN Clean Tourism City 2024 award within the framework of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2024.

3 VN cities win ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard awards

Vung Tau, Hue and Quy Nhon cities have won the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard award for 2024-26.

Vietnam expected to welcome more ASEAN tourists this year

More than 100 foreign partners have signed cooperation deals and contracts and pledged to bring tourists to Vietnam within two days at the Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Trade Fair 2024 in Laos.

Da Nang hosts 13th ASEAN Schools Games’ Chef de Mission Meeting

The Chef de Mission Meeting of the 13th ASEAN Schools Games was held in the central city of Da Nang on January 26.

ASEAN tourism ministers meet in Vientiane to promote regional tourism

Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung joined his counterparts from nine ASEAN member countries and Timor Leste at the 27th Meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Ministers that took place in Vientiane, Laos on January 25.

PM meets with countries’ leaders on sidelines of ASEAN-Japan Summit

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had bilateral meetings with leaders of Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia on December 17 in the framework of the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN – Japan Friendship and Cooperation.

PM calls for stronger ASEAN-Japan cooperation

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has called on ASEAN and Japan to strengthen cooperation amidst the global headwinds with various unprecedented challenges.

PM Chinh arrives in Tokyo, starting Japan trip

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh arrived in Tokyo on December 15, starting his four-day trip to Japan for the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and bilateral activities in Japan.

PM to attend commemorative summit for 50th year of ASEAN-Japan cooperation

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will lead a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam to attend the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and have bilateral activities in Japan from December 15-18.

Vietnam hands over Berlin ASEAN Committee chairmanship role to Brunei

Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh, Rotating Chairman of the Berlin ASEAN Committee (BAC), on December 11 handed over the chairmanship role to Brunei after the committee’s seventh meeting.