With the cohesive and responsive spirit, as the ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam gives the highest priority to promoting solidarity and unity and effective coordination among member countries, as well as strengthening relations with partners to enhance the capacity to deal with unprecedented challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and fierce competition in the regional and global geopolitical environment, in which the respect for law, including 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) must be heightened. … [Read more...] about Vietnam aspires to ASEAN unity, effective coordination
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Hanoi (VNA) – Learning of the August 4 explosion in Beirut, the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on August 9 issued a statement on the incident, at a proposal of Vietnam. In the statement, the ministers expressed sympathies and condolences to the government and people of Lebanon, as well as the families of the victims. They also affirmed solidarity with Lebanon and hope the country’s government and people will soon overcome and settle the consequences of the incident. The minister reaffirmed the commitment of providing consular support to the citizens of the ASEAN member states in Lebanon, in line with the existing agreements of the bloc./. … [Read more...] about ASEAN Foreign Ministers issue statement on Lebanon explosion
The medicine, interferon Alfa 2B produced by Cuba, which induces the human body to produce antibodies against the novel coronavirus, was handed over at a ceremony held by the Ministry of National Defense’s Department of Foreign Relations in Hanoi on August 5. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia August 9
Both batches were imported by 4 Ways Fresh – a Australia-based agribusiness founded in early 1993.According to 4 Ways Fresh CEO Ly Hoang Duy, Vietnamese fresh longans have gained good impression and favours from local consumers. Vietnamese longans are sold at lower prices compared to those grown in Australia, Duy said, adding that though the longans are small, they have special flavours and very sweet.Since the beginning of 2020, 4 Ways Fresh has imported about 30 tonnes of longans from Vietnam, mostly the Mekong Delta. After the shipment of 9 tonnes of longans from Hai Duong arrived in Australian, the company plans to raise the weekly import to 10 tonnes to meet increasing demand.The event “Vietnamese longans” will last until the harvest season ends in Vietnam, according to head of the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia Nguyen Phu Hoa. It will include promotional activities on social networks, he added.In 2019, longan has become the fourth Vietnamese fruit to gain … [Read more...] about Dozens of tonnes of Vietnamese longan enter Australia over past few weeks
* Vo Tri Thanh is a senior economist at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and a member of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council. The holder of a doctorate in economics from the Australian National University, Thanh mainly undertakes research and provides consultation on issues related to macroeconomic policies, trade liberalisation and international economic integration. Other areas of interest include institutional reforms and financial systems. VNS … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?