Speech by Deputy PM, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at AMM-53 opening session

Building upon the efforts made by ASEAN over the past years, we will continue to enhance connectivity and sustainable development, encourage innovation, promote inclusive and equitable growth so that no one is left behind. The ASEAN initiatives, such as the ASEAN Network of Smart Cities, Connecting Connectivities, etc., will continue to be effectively implemented. With […]

ASEAN 2020: Vietnam lauded for leading ASEAN Community through challenges

It was joined by ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN foreign ministers, ASEAN senior officials of the three pillars of the ASEAN Community, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), among others.

More world leaders congratulate Vietnam on 75th National Day

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has continued to receive congratulations from world leaders on the occasion of the 75th National Day (September 2). Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a congratulatory message to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong. Meanwhile, Presidents Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldives and KP Sharma Oli of Nepal extended […]

Vietnam frankly expresses concerns at AMM-53 over serious incidents in East Sea

Regarding the bloc’s external relations, the regional ministers agreed on the need to organize ASEAN-Australia Summit annually and granted development partner status to Italy and France. They also adopted measures to improve operating prodecures of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). For regional and international issues of common concern, the ministers reaffirmed the importance of maintaining […]

ASEAN resolves disputes in East Sea by international law

Determining that the Covid-19 pandemic is still a permanent threat, ASEAN will actively control and repel it, and at the same time, immediately implement effective measures to support people and businesses step by step to restore economic and social stability. The ASEAN Coordinating Council will discuss extensively the effective promotion of ASEAN’s Covid-19 response efforts […]

Vietnam shares COVID-19 response experience at G20 meeting

Attending the meeting, Vietnamese Labour Minister Dao Ngoc Dung says the Vietnamese government has been taking measures to support businesses and people in weathering the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn) The government of Vietnam has introduced several relief packages and it will continue to offer additional similar packages to help businesses weather the COVID-19 storm, while at […]

Canadian expert highly values Vietnam as ASEAN Chair

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has taken advantage of the opportunity as the ASEAN Chair to become a bridge promoting intra-ASEAN connection as well as links between the bloc with its dialogue partners, a Canadian expert has said. In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Jonathan Berkshire Miller, Director and co-founder of the Ottawa-based Council on International Policy, […]

EU Ambassador to ASEAN appreciates Vietnam’s efforts to host AMM 53, related meetings

Jakarta (VNA) – Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Igor Driesmans has appreciated Vietnam’s efforts in hosting the 53rd ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings amid unprecedented challenges. “Vietnam has successfully managed to host a series of important ministerial meetings this year amid unprecedented challenges,” Ambassador Driesmans […]

WHO antitoxin shipment to help thinly spread Vietnam treat botulism cases

Clostridium botulinum produces toxins under low-oxygen conditions. Consumption of botulinum toxins may result in stomachache, fatigue, muscle pain, blurred vision, a dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing and speaking and droopy eyelids. Symptoms usually appear within 12 to 36 hours, and patients could end up with respiratory failure caused by paralyzed respiratory muscles, or even die.

Award-winning photos depict allure of Vietnam’s south central region and central highlands

Ly Hoang Long, president of the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists and head judge, said: “The three photos that won second prize all depict amazing moments. If Rice Civilization revealed the bustle of harvest season by flycam, Last Light of the Day exploited the beauty of coral reefs from a much lower angle – underwater, […]