Building on the ASEAN Community

Building on the ASEAN Community

August 8 will mark ASEAN’s 55th anniversary of establishment and the end of last month marked 27 years since Vietnam joined the bloc. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son writes about the journey of ASEAN development and Vietnam’s contributions to the organisation.
Vietnam attends virtual SOM to prepare for upcoming ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat

Vietnam attends virtual SOM to prepare for upcoming ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung attended a senior official meeting (SOM) of ASEAN via videoconference on January 5 to review preparations for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat (AMMR) slated for January 18-19 in Siem Riep, Cambodia.
ASEAN works to promote rights of women, children

ASEAN works to promote rights of women, children

A virtual launch ceremony was held on November 17 for the regional report on promoting sustainable integration of ASEAN Community through ensuring the legal status of ASEAN women and children.
ASEAN Ambassadors to South Africa hail Vietnam’s preparation for 37th ASEAN Summit

ASEAN Ambassadors to South Africa hail Vietnam’s preparation for 37th ASEAN Summit

Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Hoang Van Loi informed his ASEAN counterparts on Vietnam’s preparations for the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings at a conference on October 27.
Vietnam enjoys great benefit from ASEAN membership: Deputy FM

Vietnam enjoys great benefit from ASEAN membership: Deputy FM

Becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has brought about great benefits to Vietnam in various fields, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
ASEAN, New Zealand to reinforce strategic partnership

ASEAN, New Zealand to reinforce strategic partnership

ASEAN and New Zealand reiterated the commitment to further intensify their strategic partnership during the teleconferenced eighth meeting of the ASEAN-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Committee on June 25.
ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat opens in Hanoi

ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat opens in Hanoi

The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat (ADMM Retreat) officially opened in Hanoi on February 19 morning, under the chair of Vietnam’s Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.
PM launches Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship

PM launches Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a ceremony in Hanoi on January 6 to launch Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship, with about 300 distinguished guests taking part.
Top leader’s message on Vietnam’s assumption of ASEAN, UNSC positions

Top leader’s message on Vietnam’s assumption of ASEAN, UNSC positions

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has sent out a message on the occasion of Vietnam’s assumption of the roles of the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020 – 2021 tenure. Following is a translation of his message:
Nation grows in step with ASEAN role

Nation grows in step with ASEAN role

Vietnam’s 17 years of ASEAN membership has enhanced the country’s big role in linking bloc members to build the ASEAN Community by 2015, and significantly expanded Vietnam’s trade and investment with these nations. Khoi Nguyen reports.
Vietnam's Deputy PM urges progress on building ASEAN Community

Vietnam's Deputy PM urges progress on building ASEAN Community

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem addressed the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM-44) in Jakarta yesterday, concentrating on such issues as building of the ASEAN Community and implementing the ASEAN Charter.
Comfortable with leader’s baton

Comfortable with leader’s baton

With its ASEAN Chairmanship in 2010, Vietnam has championed the ASEAN Charter via three major pillars including political and security cooperation, economic cooperation and socio-cultural cooperation. Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Doan Xuan Hung talked with VIR about this success.
ASEAN Community agenda underscored

ASEAN Community agenda underscored

Stronger steps have been taken towards a sturdy ASEAN community.
Winning plaudits for lead role

Winning plaudits for lead role

The spotlight has fallen on Vietnam’s successful role in proactively building ASEAN’s shared house during the next five years.

Vietnam brings ASEAN closer

Vietnam has called for closer cooperation between ASEAN parliaments to muscle-up the ASEAN community during the next five years.
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