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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.

Firms supported to bring into full play ASEAN’s FTAs

A business information portal at and the ASEAN Access portal at were introduced with the aim of supporting enterprises in accessing market information at a workshop in HCMC on December 8.

Quang Ninh hosts ASEAN insurance meetings

The 26th ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting (AIRM26) and the 49th ASEAN Insurance Council Meeting (AIC49) opened in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on December 7.

President underlines significance of int’l cooperation in fighting crimes

In order to effectively combat crimes, there is no other way than to strengthen cooperation, information sharing and unified actions among judicial and law enforcement agencies of countries in the region and around the world.

ADMM 17 adopts Jakarta joint declaration for regional peace, prosperity

The 17th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 15, culminating in the adoption of the Jakarta Joint Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Security.

Vietnam connected with ASEAN Compulsory Motor Insurance database system

Vietnam has been successfully connected with the ASEAN Compulsory Motor Insurance (ACMI) database system, the country’s national bureau for implementing Protocol 5 - the ASEAN Scheme of Compulsory Motor Vehicle Insurance (VINABAI).

ASEAN Defense Ministers support freedom of navigation, aviation in East Sea

A joint statement adopted by ASEAN Defense Ministers at their 17th meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 15, emphasized the importance of maintaining peace, stability, regional safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.

27th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress takes place in Hanoi

The 27th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2023) opened in Hanoi on November 3, bringing together over 2,000 domestic and foreign delegates, including about 300 leading cardiologists as guest speakers from ASEAN and around the world.

Hue Central Hospital wins first prize at ASEAN colorectal surgeon competition

The Hue Central Hospital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue won the first prize at the recent colorectal surgeon competition through videos held by the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) in Bangkok.

Vietnamese Prime Minister attends first ASEAN-GCC Summit in Riyadh

Vietnamese Prime Minister attended a summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 20.