Update news ASEAN

Vietnam makes proposals at ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting

Vietnam will take actions to speed up the narrowing of development gap in ASEAN, especially in enhancing sub-regional cooperation by holding an ASEAN Forum on narrowing development gaps between sub-regions for comprehensive recovery.

Vietnam voices concern over Myanmar’s escalating violence

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Mission to the UN, has voiced concern over the escalation of violence in Myanmar, which has killed hundreds of civilians, while attending a virtual conference of the UN Security Council on April 1.

Vietnam chairs 63rd meeting of Initiative for ASEAN Integration Task Force

The Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force convened the 63rd meeting virtually in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 25.

Vietnam to priotitise promotion of UN relations with regional organisations as UNSC President

Fostering the cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and regional organisations to promote trust building and dialogue in preventing and settling disputes will continue to be one of three priorities of Vietnam 

Vietnam calls for dialogue towards satisfactory solution in Myanmar

Vietnam has called on relevant parties in Myanmar to restrain and hold dialogues to find out solutions in line with the nation’s Constitution and law, as well as the will and aspirations of Myanmar people, thereby facilitating democratic process.

Vietnamese, Singaporean PMs hold phone talks on bilateral cooperation

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Long on March 10 to discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.

ASEAN Study sheds new light on women, peace and security stature in Southeast Asia

ASEAN has launched the ASEAN Regional Study on Women, Peace and Security which presents evidence-based recommendations to support member states in enhancing women’s meaningful participation in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, 

ASEAN proposes common digital COVID-19 vaccine certificate

Economic ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have proposed a common digital COVID-19 vaccine certificate to speed up the re-opening of hardest-hit sectors as tourism, according to Malaysia’s state-run news agency Bernama.

27th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat adopts 10 initiatives, priorities

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh attended 27th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat held via videoconference on March 2-3, during which he and other delegates approved 10 initiatives and priorities for economic cooperation in 2021.

Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting: Vietnam, ASEAN cooperate to drive back pandemic

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on March 2 led a Vietnam delegation to attend a virtual Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, 

Vietnam urges int’l community to work with ASEAN in Myanmar issue

Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy has called on the international community to assist ASEAN in preventing risks of violence 

US wants to play active role in Southeast Asia

Chief Operating Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) David Marchick has stressed that DFC wants to play an active role in the development of Southeast Asia, 

ASEAN to hold foreign ministers’ meeting on Myanmar

ASEAN members are arranging to hold a special foreign ministers meeting next week to discuss the political crisis in Myanmar in the wake of the coup there early this month, according to ASEAN diplomatic sources.

MoU signed to enhance ASEAN-Russia cooperation in disaster management

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and develop their engagement in the area of disaster management.

Vietnam records impressive export growth in 2020

Of the six ASEAN nations, only Vietnam posted an increase in exports for 2020, up 7 percent to 282.66 billion USD, according to The Straits Times.

Vietnamese Ambassador assumes office as ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General

Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Duc Binh took office as Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs at a ceremony in Jakarta on February 15.

Vietnam’s chairmanship helped ASEAN assert centrality in region: Official

In 2020, under Vietnam’s chairmanship and thanks to the joint efforts of member countries, partners, and friends, ASEAN managed to weather challenges, strongly affirm its centrality in the region, 

Vietnam attends ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting Working Group

A Vietnamese delegation attended the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) held virtually on February 2-3.

ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee values Vietnam’s contributions

The ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) convened its first meeting in 2021 in a virtual format on January 28.

Vietnam attends 17th ASEAN-Russia senior officials’ meeting

The 17th ASEAN – Russia Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) took place virtually on January 26, which was co-chaired by Russia and Indonesia – coordinators of ASEAN – Russia ties.