NDO/VNA – The third Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) opened in Hanoi on May 22, with the aim to speed up negotiations seeking to finalise the regional trade pact. (May 22, 2017)
NDO/VNA – The 24th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) has proposed ideas for the future of the Asia-Pacific partnership which will be submitted to the APEC senior officials and ministers after one day of working in Hanoi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.