ASEAN, India step up digital connectivity

ASEAN, India step up digital connectivity

The ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit kicked off in India’s capital city of New Delhi on December 11 under the theme of “Powering digital and physical linkages for Asia in the 21st century.”

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ASEAN discusses management of ocean plastics

A two-day forum on policy and initiatives to manage marine plastic pollution in ASEAN member countries opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 5.

Indonesia speeds up preparations for Asian Games

Indonesia has hastened preparations for the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD 18) to ensure the success of the sporting event.

ASEAN-Hong Kong FTA brings about numerous benefits

The ASEAN-Hong Kong free trade agreement, once taking effect, will help tighten relations between Hong Kong and ASEAN member states, including Vietnam, especially in economy and trade, said Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau, China, Tran Thanh Huan.

ASEAN on red alert over high rate of tobacco industry interference

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has released its Tobacco Industry Interference Index on ASEAN’s implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3.
Vietnam, Laos seek to enhance border cooperation in 2018

The 27th annual Vietnam-Laos border meeting was held on December 9 in Hanoi, aiming to seek orientations for border cooperation in 2018.

Lao foreign minister visits Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith visited the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) in Hanoi on December 7, talking to local students about 70 years of Laos’s diplomacy and 55 years of the two countries’ relations.

War veterans of Vietnamese, Lao provinces intensify cooperation

The War Veteran Associations of central Thanh Hoa province and Laos’ Houaphan province signed their cooperation agreement for 2018-2019 on December 7.

CLV Development Triangle Area Committee to meet in Binh Phuoc

The joint coordination committee of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area will hold its 11th meeting in Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Phuoc from December 14-20.
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