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CPTPP Council to discuss UK application on September 1
31/08/2021
Ministers from 11 member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreed to schedule an online meeting on September 1 to discuss the UK application to join the deal.
Mongolia to focus on recovery from COVID-19 for inclusive and sustainable growth
17:05 10/09/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new country partnership strategy (CPS) for Mongolia covering 2021–2024 to help the country recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and lay resilient foundations for inclusive and sustainable growth.
ASEAN, UN review progress of cooperation projects
08:56 03/09/2021
Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN, on September 1 attended the virtual Interface between the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and the United Nations (UN) Delegation.
Singapore boasts world highest COVID-19 vaccination rate
09:28 30/08/2021
Singapore has become the country with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the world, with 80 percent of its population having received two doses of vaccine.
AIPA affirms commitment in building ASEAN Community
09:18 30/08/2021
The 42nd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-42) wrapped up on August 25 after three days of sitting via videoconference.
RoK, Thailand enhance collaboration in future industries, health care
11:37 28/08/2021
The top diplomats of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Thailand on August 27 agreed to intensify cooperation in future industries, health care and green technologies during their talks in the Southeast Asian country, according to the RoK Foreign Ministry.
Indonesian President highlights three key economic, business strategies
11:09 28/08/2021
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has hihglighted three major economic and business strategies, comprising industrial downstreaming, digitising micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and developing a green economy.
Philippines improves local governments’ capacity to provide high-quality public services
10:11 28/08/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD400 million policy-based loan to the Philippines to help improve local governments’ capacity to provide high-quality public services, especially during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
US Vice President arrives in Singapore
23:02 22/08/2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Singapore on August 22, as part of her first Asia trip to demonstrate Washington’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific, reported the Kyodo news agency.
Indonesia plans to start human clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine Merah Putih
16:34 19/08/2021
Indonesia will soon start human clinical trials of its home-grown COVID-19 vaccine Merah Putih, according to the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).