|Vietnam has been strengthening maritime transport with ASEAN countries
The event taking place virtually on March 9-10 attracts the ASEAN Secretariat, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and regional partners and associations.
Key discussions include the implementation of the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan 2016-2025 and the 2022-2023 action plan, new initiatives in the maritime transport sector, and related cooperation with the IMO and dialogue partners.
To facilitate maritime activities between Vietnam and other ASEAN countries, Vietnam has so far signed bilateral transport agreements with seven countries in the region – Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Vietnam also signed an agreement to recognise seafarers' professional qualifications under the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers with six countries in the region – Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, and Thailand.