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Vietnam presides over UNSC session on Yemen, Colombia
15/01/2020
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.
Lao PDR improves public finance management
19:57 28/09/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD45 million policy-based loan to help the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) strengthen public debt management, reform tax administration, improve medium-term fiscal planning and budgeting, and boost governance and budget credibility.
ADB launches 50th edition of Asia-Pacific statistical report and new database
09:55 10/09/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) released the 50th edition of its annual statistical report, Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019, and an online database, Key Indicators Database on September 10th 2019.
ASEAN Family Day held in Italy
10:52 09/09/2019
Embassies of member countries in the ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) celebrated the ASEAN Family Day on September 7th.
Philippines expects to attract 8.2 million foreign tourists in 2019
17:04 07/09/2019
The Philippines is hoping to reach its target of 8.2 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2019, one million higher than the figure in 2018.
ASEAN economic ministers meet in Thailand
11:51 07/09/2019
The 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 51) and related meetings officially opened in Bangkok on September 6th, bringing together economic leaders from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and partner countries.
Foreign scholars condemn China’s bullying behaviour in East Sea
08:39 31/08/2019
China is engaged in a long-term and consistent campaign of coercing Southeast Asian countries to abandon their legitimate rights in the East Sea, according to an American scholar.
Countries concerned about East Sea situation
08:24 31/08/2019
France, Germany and the UK on August 29th released a joint statement expressing their concern about the situation in the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam) which they said could lead to insecurity and instability in the region.
Asian Economic Forum focuses on competitiveness, productivity
10:51 30/08/2019
The Asian Economic Forum 2019 opened in Singapore on August 29th with the participation of more than 150 experts, scholars and representatives from 10 ASEAN member countries and other nations.
Japan’s retail giant Aeon expands operation in Malaysia
10:24 30/08/2019
Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. is teaming up with major Singaporean e-commerce site Shopee in Malaysia, due to fierce competition triggered by market liberalisation drives.