ASEAN senior transport officials meet in Hanoi

ASEAN senior transport officials meet in Hanoi

NDO/VNA – The 48th ASEAN Senior Transport Officials (STOM 48) Meeting and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings kicked off in Hanoi on November 11. (16 hours ago)

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