ASEAN marks founding anniversary in Paris

ASEAN marks founding anniversary in Paris

A ceremony was held in Paris on October 16 to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 40 years of dialogue partnership between the bloc and the European Union (EU).

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Cambodian NA passes amendments to election laws

The Cambodian National Assembly (NA) passed amendments to four laws on elections, which are related to the distribution of seats at the parliament and councils at all levels if the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is dissolved.

Philippine army: Marawi battle to end soon


The Philippine army announced on October 15 that its military operation to retake the southern city of Marawi from Maute militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) will end soon.

Thailand, Japan successfully trial landslide prediction system


A landslide prediction system, developed by Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) and the Japanese NEC Corporation, has been on successful test run in the Thai province of Chiang Mai.

ASEAN bolsters ties with Mexico


The ASEAN Committee in Mexico City (ACMC) recently paid a working trip to the central state of Queretaro to learn about business opportunities between the two sides.
Can Tho, An Giang present gifts to the poor in Cambodia

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) committees of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang and Can Tho city partnered with the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians in Cambodia to present gifts to poor Vietnamese and Cambodian nationals affected by the recent floods.

Vietnam attends ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting


A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the Vietnam ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), attended the ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) in Manila, the Philippines on October 11-13.

Nearly 1,100 Lao students trained in Thua Thien-Hue


Nearly 1,100 Lao students have been trained at the Thua Thien-Hue College of Education over the past 15 years under a bilateral agreement inked between the Central province of Thua Thien-Hue and seven localities in Laos.

Workshop seeks to boost CLMV cyber cooperation


A two-day workshop opened in Hanoi on October 12 to discuss cyber policies and cooperation among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).
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