Vietnam to help promote consensus as UN General Assembly Vice President: official

Vietnam to help promote consensus as UN General Assembly Vice President: official

As one of the Vice Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)’s 77th session, Vietnam can bring into play its role in handling differences among countries and promoting consensus on the UNGA’s decisions, an official has said.
World Bank slashes China growth forecast over Covid damage

World Bank slashes China growth forecast over Covid damage

The World Bank has sharply slashed its annual growth forecast for China, warning in a report Wednesday that Covid disruptions could further slow recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
At least 17 killed in train derailment in central Iran

At least 17 killed in train derailment in central Iran

At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday when a train derailed near the central Iranian city of Tabas after hitting an excavator, state media reported.
Vietnam becomes Vice President of UN General Assembly

Vietnam becomes Vice President of UN General Assembly

Vietnam has been elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s 77th session, representing the Asia-Pacific region.
Indonesia to halt renewable energy exports

Indonesia to halt renewable energy exports

The Indonesian government is set to temporarily suspend the export of new and renewable energy in order to prioritise domestic demands as the national clean energy mix for electricity is still at 11.7 percent, local media reported.
Vietnamese culture, foods popularised at ASEAN Sports and Family Day in South Africa

Vietnamese culture, foods popularised at ASEAN Sports and Family Day in South Africa

Members of the Vietnamese Embassy and representative agencies in South Africa recently attended the ASEAN Sports and Family Day hosted by the ASEAN Committee in Pretoria (APC).
Vietnam jumps up COVID-19 recovery index: Nikkei Asia

Vietnam jumps up COVID-19 recovery index: Nikkei Asia

Vietnam and the Philippines showed their best performances in the COVID-19 Recovery Index for May announced by Nikkei Asia on June 3 as both managed to ease restrictions while keeping infections low.
Diplomat proposes ways to beef up India – ASEAN relations

Diplomat proposes ways to beef up India – ASEAN relations

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau has attended workshops themed “Act East through North East” and “Natural Allies in Development and Interdependence” held recently by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Government of Assam State.
Vietnam a flagship of ASEAN: Russian media

Vietnam a flagship of ASEAN: Russian media

Russia’s e-newspaper Infox.ru has run an article written by Grigory Trofimchuk - a Russian expert on foreign policy, defence and security, highlighting Vietnam's leadership role in the region.
Indonesia adds 12 more countries to visa-on-arrival list

Indonesia adds 12 more countries to visa-on-arrival list

The Indonesian government has expanded the list of countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival (VoA) to 72.
Thailand enhances connectivity with Laos

Thailand enhances connectivity with Laos

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is speeding up the development of several railway stations to pave the way for logistics and investment projects involving Laos, local media reported.
Indonesia, RoK strengthen cooperation to improve aquatic products

Indonesia, RoK strengthen cooperation to improve aquatic products

Indonesia and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have pledged to strengthen their cooperation in the marine and fishery sector, particularly for ensuring the quality of products.
Indonesia works to resume palm oil exports

Indonesia works to resume palm oil exports

Indonesia has received its first requests for palm oil export permits, some of which could be granted on May 30, Veri Anggriono, a senior official of the Indonesian Ministry of Trade said.
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