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Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business calls for stronger EU commitment in Asia
21/05/2021
(CPV) - The EU must put a stronger focus on the most important growth region and diversify its economic relations with the region through a flexible and assertive foreign economic policy.
COVID-19 lockdown puts pressure on Malaysian government's finances
14:45 05/06/2021
Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali said the government's finances are becoming “very constrained” as a surge in COVID-19 infections has once again forced the country into a lockdown.
Immediate humanitarian access needed to stave off disaster for Gaza’s children
16:44 19/05/2021
(CPV) - “Gaza’s one million children are reeling from the mounting consequences of violent conflict with nowhere safe to turn. Lives have been lost, and families shattered," said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on May 18th 2021.
The time to donate excess doses is now
16:30 17/05/2021
(CPV) - “The COVAX Facility – the global COVID vaccine equity scheme – will deliver its 65 millionth dose in the coming days. It should have been at least its 170 millionth. By the time G7 leaders gather in the UK next month, and as a deadly second wave of COVID-19 will likely continue to sweep across India and many of its South Asian neighbours, the shortfall will near 190 million doses.
Malaysia, Indonesia urge UNSC to help halt Gaza Strip strikes
08:24 16/05/2021
Malaysia and Indonesia on May 15 called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene and stop Israel's strikes on the Gaza Strip, as the conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants raged on.
ASEAN countries support Czech Republic to fight COVID-19 pandemic
17:21 28/04/2021
The ASEAN Committee in Prague (ACP) on April 26 presented foods to the Czech Federation of Food Banks to help citizens affected by COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic.
Developing Asia to grow 7.3% in 2021 even as COVID-19 lingers
11:24 28/04/2021
(CPV) - Economic growth in developing Asia is set to rebound to 7.3% this year, supported by a healthy global recovery and early progress on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Indonesia ensures security for ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting
12:30 24/04/2021
Up to 4,382 police officers have been deployed by Indonesia to ensure security for the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting slated for April 24.
ADB, AFD reaffirm strong cooperation in key sectors, Including climate action
18:05 17/04/2021
(CPV) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa in a call on April 14 with Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD) Chief Executive Officer Rémy Rioux reaffirmed the importance of collaboration between the two institutions, particularly on key issues such as climate change and aspirations for COP26.
Indonesia, China look to triple bilateral trade in next three years
10:55 04/04/2021
Indonesia and China are planning to triple bilateral trade from 31 billion USD to 100 billion USD in the next three years, Indonesian Trade Minister M Lutfi has said.