Vietnam represents ASEAN in committing to jointly protect civilians in armed conflicts

Vietnam represents ASEAN in committing to jointly protect civilians in armed conflicts

NDO/VNA – Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the United Nations, reiterated the commitments of ASEAN countries on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts in a speech on behalf of ASEAN countries at the open debate of the UN Security Council in New York on May 23. (May 24, 2019 17:22:32)


World News in Brief: May 24, 2019

  May 24, 2019 11:28:19
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to unite the country after a big victory for his Party, Bharatiya Janata, which helped increase its majority in the lower house of parliament. 

Oil and Middle East “fire pan”

  May 22, 2019 12:24:14
NDO – A series of attacks against Saudi Arabia’s oil stations and oil tankers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been reported over recent times, resulting in escalating tensions in the Middle East. 

Germany affirms importance of united EU

  May 22, 2019 11:24:32
NDO - According to foreign news and Vietnam News Agency, before the European Parliament (EP) elections, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier affirmed the importance of a united and strong European Union (EU) for Germany. 

Widodo claims victory in Indonesia’s presidential election

  May 22, 2019 11:24:27
NDO – According to Xinhua, foreign media agencies and Vietnam News Agency, Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election, after Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) announced the results of Indonesia’s election on May 21. 

World News in Brief: May 22, 2019

  May 22, 2019 10:18:08
* A party and government delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea led by Ri Su Yong has left for a visit to Cuba, according to the Korean Central News Agency. 

Australian Prime Minister stated his areas of priority

  May 21, 2019 10:53:16
NDO - According to Reuters and VNA, at a news conference on May 20, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed that his new government would prioritise the implementation of measures to reduce taxes, the adaptation of anti-terrorism laws and the adjustment of National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

Ukrainian President dismisses parliament

  May 21, 2019 10:53:01
NDO – According to Reuters and Vietnam News Agency, Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on May 20 dismissed the parliament. 

World News in Brief: May 21

  May 21, 2019 10:04:29
The Joint Statement issued at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting emphasised that APEC member economies strongly support trade liberalisation in the context that the world economy is facing fluctuations. 

Austria calls for early elections

  May 20, 2019 11:14:29
NDO – On May 18, Austrian Chancellor and Chairman of the Austrian People's Party (OVP), Sebastian Kurz, called for early elections, after Vice Chancellor and leader of the Freedom Party (FPO), Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over allegations of corruption and causing internal instability in the ruling coalition between the FPO and OVP, Reuters and the Vietnam News Agency reported. 

ASEAN, China talk ways to bolster strategic partnership

  May 20, 2019 09:51:43
NDO/VNA – Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China held a consultation in Hangzhou, China’s Zhejiang province, on May 19 to review cooperation, discuss measures to promote partnership, and prepare for the ASEAN-China post ministerial conference this August. 

World News in Brief: May 20, 2019

  May 20, 2019 09:33:48
NDO – The International Day of Vesak was celebrated at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, USA, affirming the values of Buddhist thought and doctrine and calling for actions for a world of peace, happiness and development. 

Efforts to reduce stress in the Gulf

  May 20, 2019 09:23:55
NDO – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced on May 19 that the country would hold an emergency summit of Gulf Cooperation Council member states and leaders of Arab League countries in Makkah on May 30. 

Venezuelan government reaffirms path of dialogue

  May 19, 2019 07:14:56
The Venezuelan government welcomed Norway's statement on the South American country and reaffirmed dialogue as the only way to achieve understanding, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on May 17. 

US lifts tariffs on Canadian, Mexican metals in boost for trade pact

  May 19, 2019 07:08:21
The United States struck deals on May 17 to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, the three governments said, removing a major obstacle to legislative approval of a new North American trade pact.