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ASEAN’s Secretary-General hails Vietnam’s Chairmanship in 2020
12/12/2020
Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dato Lim Jock Hoi has commended Vietnam’s exemplary role as the Chair of ASEAN in a year full of challenges.
Mekong – RoK cooperation facilitates regional economic integration: official
15:33 05/12/2020
The Mekong – Republic of Korea (RoK) cooperation is of importance to boosting regional economic integration, innovation, and economic competitiveness of the two sides, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung said at the 8th Mekong – RoK Business Forum on December 4.
Venezuela reiterates wish to join ASEAN cooperation treaty
12:46 28/11/2020
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has reaffirmed his country's wish to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Improving sentiment boosts emerging East Asian bond markets amid COVID-19
16:28 25/11/2020
(CPV) - Accommodative monetary stance sustained the growth of local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia, with currencies and equity markets gaining in early November, according to the latest quarterly issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asia Bond Monitor.
EAS countries seek result-oriented energy policy for economic recovery
13:34 21/11/2020
Delegates at the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) – Energy Ministers’ Meeting on November 20 reiterated the significance of ensuring stable supply and clean energy with affordable prices to support economic and daily activities.
27th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting opens
11:07 21/11/2020
The 27th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting opened on November 20 via video conference with leaders of 21 member economies taking part.
ADB allocates $20 million to help developing members access vaccines for COVID-19
14:51 18/11/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $20.3 million in technical assistance to help its developing members access vaccines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and establish systems to enable equitable and efficient vaccine distribution. 
Australian minister highlights significance of RCEP amid global trade uncertainty
16:24 14/11/2020
Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham has recently emphasised the importance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which is expected to be signed on November 15 between 10 ASEAN countries and China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), New Zealand and Australia.
Joe Biden elected US 46th President
07:10 08/11/2020
(CPV) – Democrat Joe Biden secured the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the US 2020 presidential election and become this country’s 46th President, major US media like CNN and NBC reported on November 7.
ASEAN officials gather at Socio-Cultural Community Council meeting
16:18 07/11/2020
The 24th meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council, the most important event of the ASCC this year, was held online on November 6 with the participation of 10 member countries’ officials, the ASEAN Secretary-General, and the bloc’s Secretariat.