ASEAN senior officials meet to prepare for AMM Retreat

ASEAN senior officials meet to prepare for AMM Retreat

Senior officials of ASEAN countries met in the first ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of 2020 in Nha Trang city of the south central province of Khanh Hoa on January 16.

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US senators congratulate Vietnam on assuming ASEAN Chairmanship

Some US senators on January 15 congratulated Vietnam on assuming the Chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an important multilateral organisation for advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Discussion highlights noteworthy issues of Vietnam’s ASEAN chairmanship


The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) held a roundtable discussion with press agencies on January 15 to share updated information about ASEAN and Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship.

ASEAN senior economic officials meet in Hanoi


The first meeting of the ASEAN senior economic officials for the fifty first ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (SEOM 1/51) was held in Hanoi from January 12 to 14.

Prioritized orientations in ASEAN economic pillar in 2020 unveiled


Three prioritized orientations in the economic pillar of ASEAN in 2020 was revealed during the first meeting of ASEAN Senior Economic Officials in 2020 (SEOM 1/51), which is underway in Hanoi from January 12-14.
Event talks science-policy intertwining for ASEAN’s sustainable development

A symposium was opened in Hanoi on January 17 to discuss the intertwining of science and policy towards sustainable development in ASEAN.

ASEAN 2020: ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat


Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on January 17 presided over a retreat of the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries (AMM Retreat), with the participation of the foreign ministers of other ASEAN members and the bloc’s Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi.

Vietnam to promote ASEAN – UK cooperation: ambassador


Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Tran Ngoc An has affirmed that Vietnam, as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, supports stronger collaboration between ASEAN and the UK across trade and investment, as well as cooperation for peace, security and development.

Lao delegation pays pre-Tet visit to Thai Nguyen


A delegation from the Lao province of Houaphane, led by Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Vonboun Thavong visited the Northern province of Thai Nguyen ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
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