return icon

ASEAN Week 2020 promotes ASEAN-Russia cooperation

The ASEAN Week 2020, with a series of cultural, scientific and educational events, concluded on December 11, helping to strengthen ASEAN-Russia exchanges and cooperation.

ASEAN Week 2020 promotes ASEAN-Russia cooperation hinh anh 1

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh  speaks at the international seminar on Russia-ASEAN relations in the context of a dynamic region 



The highlight of the virtual event was an international seminar on Russia-ASEAN relations in the context of a dynamic region, which was attended by more than 20 rapporteurs from Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar and Israel.

Addressing the event, which was hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh affirmed Vietnam has successfully completed its role as the Chair of ASEAN 2020, as it proactively proposed and implemented many practical initiatives, contributing to solving fundamental, core and long-term issues of the region.

The diplomat emphasised that as the Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam has contributed significantly to deepening the Russia-ASEAN strategic partnership, affirming that Russia and ASEAN have shared fundamental common interests and is facing new challenges in the region and around the world.
He spoke highly of Russia's role and active participation in mechanisms where ASEAN plays a central role, such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) with dialogue partner countries (ADMM+), the East Asia Summit (EAS), and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

As the Chair of the ASEAN Moscow Committee, Manh called for stronger cooperation between Russia and ASEAN in the fields of energy, industry, high technology, financial services, agriculture and people-to-people exchange.

According to Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, an expert from MGIMO, the ASEAN Week aimed to strengthen relationships between young people, experts and scholars from Russia and ASEAN countries.
This year’s event took place on the occasion of the 10th founding anniversary of the ASEAN Centre under MGIMO./.VNA


American EDM band wants to 'bring Vietnamese music to the world'

Hotel Lobby - the famous EDM band in the US - has selected Vietnam as a destination in the near future.

Localizing construction of high-speed railways contributes to growth

Building a high-speed railway (250km/h) will facilitate the development of the entire railway industry, experts said.

A majestic pagoda in Tra Vinh Province

Phno Don is one of the biggest and most majestic of the 143 pagodas in Tra Vinh Province. It is a splendid example of Khmer architecture.

Vietnamese ICT enterprises more deeply involved in global value chain

Over 10 years ago, Vietnamese software companies performed only a few stages under orders from foreign partners but the work has now expanded.

China proposes re-signing protocol for seven kinds of Vietnamese fruit

China has proposed signing protocol for seven types of local fruit exported to the northern neighbour via official channels for stricter management, as is currently applied to durian and star apples.

10-year-old translator brings scientific knowledge closer to young readers

Children’s history book series, Unstoppable Us, by best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari, has been translated from English into Vietnamese by a 10-year-old translator and published by Omega Plus.

Floods kill five in central region

Heavy downpours and floods in the central region in the past few days claimed the lives of five people as of 5pm on December 6.


Vietnam spends nearly 190 million USD on importing pork in ten months

Vinfast faces challenges in North America

North America is a promising market, but it is not easy to be successful because there are many rivals there.

Festivities celebrate holiday season in HCM City

HCM City is preparing to launch a series of festivities to celebrate the New Year and Tet holidays (Lunar New Year).

Young driver offers thousands of free rides for poor patients

Dang Xuan Hieu, 24, has for four years given free trips to thousands of poor patients in Ha Giang Province.

Policies take effect in December 2022

Below are among new policies on import and export nomenclature, electricity generation price bracket, and licenses to manufacture tobacco products taking effect from December.

Finance Ministry to raise taxes on land and housing

Taxes on land and housing in Vietnam are far lower than those in other countries, exposing the need for higher tax rates to improve fiscal revenues.

Vietnam, RoK enter new chapter of cooperation

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea have entered a new chapter in their relationship as they upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership during President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's official visit to the country.