ASEAN ministers agree to re-open regional tourism

ASEAN ministers agree to re-open regional tourism

Tourism ministers of ASEAN member nations on January 19 agreed to reopen ASEAN tourism to revive this industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement.
ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint

ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint

With ASEAN agreeing upon fostering digital cooperation, Vietnam as an active and responsible member of the bloc is beefing up the application of digital technologies and administrative reforms to facilitate trade and investment activities.
Japan unveils ASEAN investment initiative

Japan unveils ASEAN investment initiative

Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi has revealed an initiative regarding investment in ASEAN, which focuses on supply chain, connectivity, digital innovation and human resources.
ASEAN-US science prize for women launched

ASEAN-US science prize for women launched

The 8th Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2022 began calling for applications on January 10.
ASEAN Honour Day held at World Expo 2020 Dubai

ASEAN Honour Day held at World Expo 2020 Dubai

The ASEAN Honour Day was held on December 13 with a series of activities, including the opening ceremony and movie video showcasing the region’s diversity, within the framework of the World Expo 2020 Dubai.
YCH Group and T&T Group break ground on Vietnam SuperPortTM logistic hub

YCH Group and T&T Group break ground on Vietnam SuperPortTM logistic hub

YCH Group and Vietnamese conglomerate T&T Group held a ground-breaking ceremony for Vietnam SuperPortTM-Vinh Phuc ICD Logistics Centre on December 23.
ASEAN holds 5th round of RCEP webinar series

ASEAN holds 5th round of RCEP webinar series

The Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asia (ASEAN), together with the East Asia Business Council, has run the 5th round of the webinar series on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Thailand launches ASEAN’s first 5G smart hospital

Thailand launches ASEAN’s first 5G smart hospital

The Thai Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Siriraj Hospital, and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. on December 16 launched the Siriraj 5G smart hospital.
Vietnam attends first ASEAN-G7 foreign ministers’ meeting

Vietnam attends first ASEAN-G7 foreign ministers’ meeting

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has called on G7 countries to provide ASEAN with broader access to COVID-19 vaccine supplies during the first meeting between G7 foreign and development ministers and ASEAN counterparts via videoconference on December 12.
ASEAN, UNICEF hold workshop on financing responses to disasters, shocks

ASEAN, UNICEF hold workshop on financing responses to disasters, shocks

A workshop themed “Financing Responses to Disasters and Shocks: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges in Disaster Risk Financing and Disaster Responsive Social Protection in Southeast Asia” has been jointly held by the ASEAN Secretariat and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific via videoconference.
Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states

Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states

The Government has just issued Resolution 150/NQ-CP approving the ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP).
ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) project has kicked off an e-exhibition, themed “Forging History: Metals in the Crucible of ASEAN’s Transformation”, on its website.
ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement

ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement

The launch of negotiations for an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was officially announced at the 10th ASEAN Economic Ministers – Canada Consultation on November 17.
Fintech seeing rapid growth across ASEAN

Fintech seeing rapid growth across ASEAN

As ASEAN and Vietnam in particular embrace the rise of digital payments, thanks to their young and digital-savvy populations, investors continue to pay more attention to the fintech environment.
Australia and Vietnam bulk up partnerships

Australia and Vietnam bulk up partnerships

Australia’s ongoing assistance to Vietnam’s economic recovery and green development, as well as extended collaboration under the Australia-Vietnam Strategic Partnership, were discussed during the official visit last week to Vietnam of the Australian minister for both foreign affairs and women.
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