Berlin (VNA) – The Berlin ASEAN Committee held the ASEAN Day in the German capital city on October 25, aiming to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between ASEAN countries and Germany. The annual event saw the presence of Director General for Asia and the Pacific at the German Federal Foreign Office Ina Lepel, member of the German federal parliament and head of the Germany-ASEAN Parliamentary Friendship Group Renate Kuenast, and diplomats from ASEAN countries. In his speech, Vietnamese Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung, head of the Berlin ASEAN Committee, highlighted the bloc’s achievements over the last five decades, which have turned ASEAN into a united, strong and comprehensively cohesive community that has greatly helped to maintain regional peace, stability, cooperation and development. It has been playing an increasing role in the region and the world, the diplomat affirmed. ASEAN’s relations with the European Union (EU) and Germany have developed … [Read more...] about ASEAN Day bolsters Southeast Asian countries’ ties with Germany
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In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
Hanoi (VNA) - Announcing the outcomes of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) held from September 8 to 10 via teleconference, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attributed the successful organisation of the event to efforts and determination of the Vietnamese National Assembly and AIPA member parliaments. At a press conference in Hanoi on September 10 following the closing ceremony of AIPA 41, National Assembly Chairwoman Ngan said the successful General Assembly consolidated reputation of Vietnam in general and its National Assembly in particular in the world arena. She said that participants at all the meetings within AIPA 41 spoke highly of and expressed appreciation towards the careful preparation by Vietnamese National Assembly. Ngan stressed the relevance of AIPA 41’s theme “Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community”, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. AIPA has … [Read more...] about AIPA 41 consolidates Vietnamese National Assembly’s reputation in world arena
She voiced her support for the theme of AIPA 41 “Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community”, and said the Vietnam National Assembly applauded ASEAN’s initiatives in 2020 in order to maintain an environment of peace, security and stability in the region, promote regional connectivity, take advantages of opportunities brought by the fourth Industrial Revolution, and promote awareness on ASEAN community and identity as well as partnership for peace and sustainable development. … [Read more...] about 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly opens
AIPA-41 under the theme of “Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community” marked the first time in history the AIPA General Assembly has been held online amid the complicated developments of Covid-19, with the attendance of over 380 delegates from 43 different locations. This proved the Vietnamese National Assembly’s activeness and flexibility as well as its contributions to reforming the operations of AIPA. … [Read more...] about PM speaks highly of AIPA’s contribution to ASEAN development