The EU will soon sign a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) with Vietnam to establish the Southeast Asian nation’s participation framework in the bloc’s crisis management activities, said a senior official.
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU Federica Mogherini speaks at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue (Photo: Europost)
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU Federica Mogherini made the statement in her speech at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 1.
Under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the FDA will be the second of its kind signed with an Asian nation after the Republic of Korea. Similar deals have been reached with New Zealand and Australia.
The EU has decided to send military advisors to Asia, starting with its delegation to ASEAN in Jakarta.
The Shangri-La Dialogue, an important regional security forum, took place from June 1 – 3, gathering governmental-level delegations from 57 countries and territories.-VNA
Starting from June 1, Viet Nam could export only verified legal timber products to the EU markets as the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLECT) would officially enter into force.
Vietnam and the Czech Republic on May 3 signed a document on the ratification and implementation of the agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons between the two countries.
HCM City’s Department of Science and Technology on Wednesday signed agreements with eight universities that will join its Science and Technology Information Network (STINET).