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Vietnam presides over UNSC session on Yemen, Colombia
Vietnam presided over a United Nations Security Council session on January 13th, during which the organisation adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) in Yemen and listened to a report on activities of the UN mission overseeing the peace agreement in Colombia.
ASEAN, Japan step up transport cooperation
17:08 16/11/2019
ASEAN and Japan agreed to enhance transport cooperation towards environmental sustainability at the 17th ASEAN-Japan Transport Ministers Meeting, which was held in Hanoi on November 15th.
Cambodia to ban import, production of single-use plastic products
16:59 16/11/2019
Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to issue a circular banning the import and production of single-use plastic products as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste pollution in the country.
ASEAN, RoK look to expand transport link
16:50 16/11/2019
Transport Ministers of ASEAN member nations and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed to further promote cooperation between the two sides, especially in transport connectivity, at their meeting in Hanoi on November 15.
Technology could make aging a 'Silver Dividend' for Asia's economies
14:34 13/11/2019
(CPV) - Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from ADB.
Thailand puts forward measures to bolster economy
09:49 12/11/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Industry plans to launch a digital platform and big data system to facilitate the industrial sector and smooth the government’s ease of doing business next year.
Ceremony welcomes ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit
10:39 11/11/2019
A ceremony to welcome the upcoming ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Commemorative Summit was held in the southeastern port city of Busan on November 10th, luring the participation of around 10,000 people.
US to recover 1 billion USD from Jho Low in 1MDB scandal
15:13 02/11/2019
The US Department of Justice has reached a deal with Malaysian financier Jho Low to retake almost 1 billion USD in funds Low and his family had misappropriated from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.
Indian scholar: New Delhi should prioritise East Sea issue in foreign policy
15:09 02/11/2019
Indian daily Times of India on November 1st ran an article by Baladas Ghoshal, a scholar from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies of India, that held that the encroachment of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by China’s Haiyang Dizhi 8 vessel clearly impinged on Vietnam’s territorial integrity and economic security.
Signing the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation: Germany and ASEAN strengthen ties
16:20 01/11/2019
(CPV) - On November 2nd 2019 Germany will formally accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC). For Germany this is an important step in strengthening our relations with ASEAN, an increasingly important community with growing regional and universal significance.