APEC seeks boost to food security, sustainable agriculture growth

Việt Nam strongly support promoting co-operation in water management for sustainable agricultural development among APEC members, a senior Vietnamese official told the first APEC Water Resources Authorities Meeting for Food Security that opened in Cần Thơ yesterday.

  • ASEAN Identity at Fifty

    ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has come quite a distance since its inception in 1967. Today, it stands as one of the world’s oldest regional organizations. From five founding members, it has expanded to 10 member-states, each with its own culture, languages, history, and form of government. To many people, ASEAN is almost defined by its diversity -- a diversity that both contextualizes its successes and underpins its challenges in carving out a stronger sense of shared identity.

  • Deputy PM: Vietnam works for more prosperous ASEAN

    With its goodwill, endeavours, enthusiasm and responsibility, Vietnam has significantly contributed to the common achievements of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has written in an article marking the group’s 50th founding anniversary.

  • ASEAN Economic Community – Opportunities and Challenges

    Nearly 200 delegates from home and abroad have analysed opportunities and challenges facing Vietnamese businesses during their integration into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). These important topics were discussed at a recent conference held in Hanoi in July by Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) as part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

  • Asean-Hong Kong FTA set to be signed

    The free trade agreement between Asean and Hong Kong will be signed at the 31st Asean Summit in November in the Philippines, according to Thailand's Department of Trade Negotiations.

  • VN exporters gain insights into Australia, New Zealand markets

    The growing importance of Australia and New Zealand as export markets for Viet Nam was emphasised at a conference on Friday.

  • RCEP negotiations conclude on a secret note

    On the final day of the 19th round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement held here on Friday, various collectives that raised voices over its likely impact on the country’s indigenous groups, are left with no hope.

  • S Korea names new minister amid US push to amend FTA

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday appointed a former top envoy who had negotiated a free trade agreement with the United States as his new minister for trade, at a time when Washington is seeking to amend the deal.

  • ABAC III: APEC needs to be open, innovative and inclusive region

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) needs to become an open, innovative and inclusive region with a long-term vision to create sustainable and inclusive growth, heard the third APEC Business Advisory Council meeting (ABAC III) in Toronto, Canada.