APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting opens in Hanoi

APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting opens in Hanoi

NDO/VNA – The 23rd Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT 23) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum officially opened at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on May 20 in the presence of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. (May 20, 2017)


Belt and Road Forum’s Leader Roundtable opens in Beijing

  May 15, 2017
NDO/ VNA – Leaders from 29 countries, the UN, WB and IMF took part in a roundtable discussion on May 15 as part of the Belt and Road Forum, which is underway in Beijing, China.  

APEC symposium seeks to promote employment of the disabled

  May 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – Delegates from APEC member economies gathered at a symposium in Hanoi on May 10 to seek ways to promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the region. 

SOM 2 and related meetings enter second working day

  May 10, 2017
NDO/VNA – The second APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) and related meetings continue the agenda with an array of meetings and workshops in Hanoi on May 10. 

ROK new president’s five-year presidency starts with confirmation of election

  May 10, 2017
Moon Jae-in's term as the Republic of Korea (ROK)'s new head of state was officially launched early May 10, only one day after the nation held an unprecedented presidential by-election. 

Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

  May 07, 2017
Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. 

ASEAN+3 agrees to boost finance, trade cooperation

  May 06, 2017
NDO/ VNA – Finance leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan, China and the Republic of Korea agreed to enhance regional finance cooperation and support multilateral trade and investment systems.  

Vietnam contributes to ASEAN Summit’s success: diplomat

  May 01, 2017
NDO/VNA – A Vietnamese delegation led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had important contributions to the success of the 30th ASEAN Summit, which took place in the Philippines on April 29-30. 

Summit repeats resolve to turn ASEAN into regional cooperation example

  May 01, 2017
NDO/VNA – Southeast Asian leaders renewed their resolve to build ASEAN into an example of regional cooperation at the recently concluded 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines, according to ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.  

Philippine President issues ASEAN Chairman’s statement

  Apr 30, 2017
NDO/VNA – President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte issued a Chairman’s statement on April 30, one day after the 30th ASEAN Summit closed.  

AIPA, ASEAN aim for stronger relations at all levels

  Apr 30, 2017
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) pledges to continue fostering its relations with ASEAN at all levels, according to an AIPA message sent to the ASEAN leaders at a meeting in Manila on April 29.  

30th ASEAN Summit opens in Manila

  Apr 29, 2017
NDO/VNA - The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines on April 29 with the attendance of leaders of 10 ASEAN member nations.  

ASEAN foreign ministers concerned about Korean Peninsula situation

  Apr 28, 2017
NDO/VNA – ASEAN foreign ministers issued on April 28 a statement expressing grave concern over the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula, urging the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and all parties concerned to exercise self-restraint in order to relieve the tension.  

Permanent representatives to ASEAN prepare for summit

  Apr 27, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) to ASEAN convened its sixth session in Manila, the Philippines, on April 26, in preparation for the 30th ASEAN Summit and related meetings slated for April 27-29. 

ASEAN senior officials discuss preparations for Summit

  Apr 27, 2017
NDO/ VNA – ASEAN senior officials convened a meeting in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, to review preparations for the 30th ASEAN Summit slated for April 29.