Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, told visiting Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz that the Southern largest economic hub is ready to share its experience in economic management and development with Cuba, contributing to the development of friendship relations between Vietnam and Cuba.

Vietnam, Cuba hold Inter-Governmental Committee’s 35th meeting

The Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee convened its 35th meeting in Hanoi on October 2, under the chair of Vietnamese Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz.

Vietnam, Myanmar continues fostering defence cooperation

Vietnam and Myanmar would continue fostering comprehensive cooperation between their armed forces and work together towards effective outcomes, following the official visit of Minister of Defence Ngo Xuan Lich to Myanmar from October 1-3.

ASEAN keen to further fast-tract East Sea code of conduct

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is ready to further speed up the process to create a legally binding code of conduct (COC) in the East Sea with China.

APEC dialogue facilitates progress in women’s entrepreneurship

The 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy (PPDWE) opened in Hue city, on September 28, with the "Women Entrepreneurs Forum: She Means Business” event.

APEC policy partnership promotes women’s economic participation

The second APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE2) kicked off in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien - Hue, on September 26 with the aim to continue promoting gender equality and women’s economic participation.

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to visit US in October

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to pay an official visit to the US in October, during which he will meet with US President Donald Trump.

Vietnam, Cuba’s trade unions strengthen traditional friendship

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL) and the Central Union of Cuban Workers (CTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on specific activities to promote the bilateral relations.

APEC gives recommendations on disaster management

The 11th APEC Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum (SDMOF 11) concluded on September 22, in the central Nghe An province, after participants agreed to submit a number of major recommendations to the APEC leaders on fostering inter-regional cooperation and technological innovation for more effective response to natural disasters and recovery.

Mekong minsters endorse US$64 billion project towards sustainable regional development

Ministers from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) have endorsed a five-year action plan framework that includes US$64 billion in projects to help the sub-region achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Vietnam, Laos heed border, territorial issues

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that Party, State and Government leaders of Vietnam and Laos have always paid special attention to border and territory-related issues between the countries.

ASEAN strengthens cooperation in combating cyber threats

Ministers and senior officials from all the 10 ASEAN member states gathered at the second ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC) in Singapore on September 18 to seek measures against cyber attacks.

Cambodia: US visa restrictions on senior officials “unreasonable”

Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on September 14 that US visa restrictions on Cambodian foreign ministry officials are "unreasonable" and against the spirit of good cooperation between the two countries.

Ethiopia suggests reopening of Vietnamese embassy

Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania and Ethiopia Nguyen Kim Doanh on September 13 met with Ethiopian Foreign Minister (FM) Workneh Gebeyehu who proposed that the Vietnamese Government consider reopening its embassy in the capital city of Addis Ababa.

APEC forum looks towards dynamic, networked start-ups community.

The APEC 2017 Start-ups Forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 12 to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in their attempts to innovate, integrate and access the global value chain at their nascent business stage.

SEAN Festival 2017 held in Canada’s Vancouver

The ASEAN Festival 2017 was held in Vancouver in Canada’s western British Columbia province, featuring the traditional cultures and foods of the ASEAN countries, including Vietnam.

Former parliament speaker to become Singaporean President

Former Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore Halimah Yacob will be become the first Malay to be declared the eighth President on Nomination Day September 13.

ASEAN Festival 2017 held in Canada’s Vancouver

The ASEAN Festival 2017 was held in Vancouver in Canada’s western British Columbia province, featuring the traditional cultures and foods of the ASEAN countries, including Vietnam.

Second GMS Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting opens in Cambodia

The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-2) kicked off in Siem Reap, Cambodia on September 6.

New hope for bilateral ties as Egyptian President pays first-ever visit to Vietnam

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to Vietnam is expected to create an important milestone in Vietnam-Egypt relations as well as provide a new impetus to boost their comprehensive bilateral cooperation.

ASEAN-New Zealand trade hits USD 109 billion

New Zealand’s two-way trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was NZD 15.2 billion (USD 10.9 billion) in the year ended in June 2017, according to the statistics department Stats NZ.

Myanmar calls for ethnic groups’ efforts to restore peace in Rakhine

Myanmar authorities on August 29 called on all ethnic groups to cooperate with the government to restore peace and stability in Rakhine after at least 110 people have been killed in clashes in the northwestern state since August 25.

APEC SOM3 and related meetings conclude in Ho Chi Minh City

The third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings wrapped up in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30 after 13 days of working.

APEC economies share experience in engaging in RTAs/FTAs

APEC officials shared views and experience in negotiating, concluding and implementing regional trade agreements (RTAs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) at a dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City on August 27.

APEC talks economic, health issues, Food Security Week closes

The Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation, along with several other APEC committees and groups will meet on August 25 as part of the third SOM Meeting.