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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.
Cambodia localities suffer from flooding
15:11 23/09/2020
Torrential rains left by storm Noul has caused severe flooding in a number of localities in Cambodia and forced local authorities to issue emergency state to limit travelling as water level in rivers continues to rise.
Philippines may lose in banana export race
11:33 22/09/2020
The Philippines may lose in the banana export war amid continued stiff competition in the global market, prompting the government to allocate some 263 million peso (12.49 million USD to save the local banana industry.
Malaysia’s domestic tourism grows 12 percent
10:04 21/09/2020
Malaysia’s domestic tourism continued to record better performance last year, recording a double-digit growth of 12 percent to 92.6 billion RM (22.4 billion USD), according to Bernama news agency.
AFMGM+3 seeks measures to promote regional economic growth
16:09 19/09/2020
The 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting Plus Three (AFMGM+3) was held virtually on September 18, with discussions focusing on a wide range of measures to promote regional economic growth.
Three European powers reject China’s South China Sea claims
09:56 19/09/2020
France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have come together to issue a joint note verbale to the United Nations in order to challenge China’s claims in the South China Sea, known locally as the East Sea.
EU, Indonesia commit to green economic development
20:31 18/09/2020
Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa and European Union (EU) Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Vincent Piket launched the publication EU-Indonesia Cooperation 2020: “Building Capacity for Green Growth” during an online event on September 17.
ASEAN Military Operations Meeting held
10:55 17/09/2020
Military officers from ASEAN member states exchanged views on issues regarding regional security and measures to enhance results-oriented cooperation between the operations departments of armies in the region, during the 10th ASEAN Military Operations Meeting (AMOM-10) held online on September 16.
ASEAN ministers bolster human resource development
10:48 17/09/2020
The ASEAN high-level conference on Human Resource Development for the Changing World of Work was held virtually on September 16 by Vietnam as the ASEAN Chair 2020, with the participation of 150 delegates.
Thailand’s cross-border trade drops 8.5 percent in seven months
17:04 16/09/2020
Thailand's cross-border trade fell 8.5 percent year-on-year in January-July period, mostly due to the closure of border checkpoints amid COVID-19, according to the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
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