Vietnam lauds ASEAN-New Zealand strategic partnership

Vietnam lauds ASEAN-New Zealand strategic partnership

NDO/VNA – Vietnam highly values and welcomes the outcomes of the strategic partnership between ASEAN and New Zealand, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung said at the 24th ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue held in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 21-22.  (Mar 22, 2017)


ASEAN Economic Community portal launched

  Dec 29, 2016
NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) portal was launched at a workshop in Hanoi on December 28, serving as an essential tool for businesses to improve their knowledge about the AEC and optimise its opportunities. 

Vietnam attends ASEAN AMM Retreat on Myanmar

  Dec 20, 2016
NDO/VNA—A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung attended an ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat on December 19 on the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. 

Vietnam sets out orientations for ASEAN cooperation

  Dec 14, 2016
NDO/VNA – Representatives from over 20 ministries and sectors gathered at a meeting in Hanoi on December 14 to review ASEAN cooperation in 2016 and orientations for the time to come.  

ASEAN Traffic Police Forum adopts joint statement

  Nov 22, 2016
NDO/VNA—The first ASEAN Traffic Police Forum, an initiative by Vietnam, adopted a joint statement at its last meeting in Hanoi on November 22 encouraging the bloc’s policemen to foster co-ordination and share experience.  

ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat begins in Laos

  Nov 16, 2016
NDO/VNA—The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat opened in Vientiane, Laos on November 16, seeking to boost defence co-operation for a dynamic ASEAN.  

ASEAN capital cities’ leaders gather in Laos

  Nov 15, 2016
NDO/VNA—The fourth Meeting of Mayors and Governors of ASEAN Capital Cities opened in Vientiane on November 15 in Vientiane, Laos, focusing on the commitments and responsibilities of ASEAN capital cities towards an integrated association. 

ASEAN, China set to fight against transnational crime

  Nov 10, 2016
NDO/VNA—Chief procurators and prosecutors from ten ASEAN member states and China met at the tenth conference in Vientiane on November 9 to discuss strengthening cooperation in the fight against transnational crime. 

ASEAN culture, information committee opens 51st meeting in Laos

  Nov 08, 2016
NDO/VNA – The 51st meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (ASEAN-COCI 51) convened in Vientiane, Laos on November 8, focusing on evaluating the results of regional cooperation on culture and information, as well as seeking new partnership initiatives.  

Monument to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers inaugurated in Phnom Penh

  Oct 27, 2016
NDO/VNA – A monument dedicated to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers was inaugurated in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on October 27 after restoration works were completed. 

Eighth Lao National Assembly opens second session

  Oct 24, 2016
NDO/VNA—The eighth Lao National Assembly opened its second session in Vientiane on October 24.  

Australian, Japanese agricultural firms eye ASEAN countries

  Oct 18, 2016
NDO/VNA—Expanding food exports to ASEAN countries was part of Australia and Japan’s strategy for agriculture, a local newspaper said. 

New Zealand to review FTA with ASEAN

  Oct 17, 2016
NDO/VNA—The New Zealand government said on October 17 that it was to review its free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN, citing a rising number of non-tariff barriers that hindered bilateral trade.  

Sultan of Kelantan voted as next Malaysian King

  Oct 14, 2016
NDO/VNA - Malaysia's Conference of Rulers elected Sultan of Kelantan Muhammad V as the 15th King of Malaysia on October 14.  

Thai King Bhumibol passes away

  Oct 13, 2016
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok at 3.52pm on Thursday, the Royal Household Bureau announced in a national broadcast.