The ASEAN Family Day 2022 has been organised in Washington D.C., drawing the participation of nearly 200 ASEAN embassy members and their families, as well as representatives from the US Department of State.
At the event (Photo: vov.vn)
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen
Quoc Dung and his spouse also joined the event which is part of the activities
to celebrate the 55th founding anniversary of ASEAN.
Addressing the opening of the event on August 20, the Cambodian
Ambassador to the US Keo Chhea affirmed ASEAN's central role in the region and
the desire of the bloc’s member countries to promote solidarity and strengthen
cooperative relations with partners.
He also expressed his wish that the ASEAN Family Day is an
opportunity for members of the ASEAN embassies to exchange friendship and
enhance mutual understanding.
ASEAN Family Day is an annual event in Washington D.C., that
aims to strengthen unity and solidarity and promotes cooperation between ASEAN
and external partners, particularly ASEAN – US partnership.
The 30th ASEAN-EU joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting has been convened in Jakarta, with both sides reaffirming their commitment to strengthening ASEAN-EU cooperation and to uphold ASEAN centrality based on shared relevant fundamental principles of their respective Indo-Pacific approaches.
Vietnamese nationals account for 25.4% of the total 1.82 million foreign workers who were working in Japan as of the end of October last year, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).
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Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community for 2021-2024, Satvinder Singh, has affirmed that Vietnam is one of the strongest contributors to ASEAN’s dynamic, resilient economy and is a very critical partner for ASEAN’s integration.