Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
Bolster economic ties
Many parliamentarians are particularly concerned with issues of sustainable development, combating illegal fishing, the enforcement of high labour standards, human rights, child labour and mechanisms to ensure effective implementation. Therefore, we have directly exchanged with them, providing them with information to help EU member states and more than 700 EP members understand the objective reality in Việt Nam, efforts to reform and integrate by Việt Nam, as well as coordination to solve issues of common concern promptly and effectively, which have been highly appreciated. … [Read more...] about EVFTA and EVIPA hold strategic and economic significance to Việt Nam-EU relation
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia and the European Union (EU) have agreed to complete the negotiations on the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU CEPA) by the end of 2020. The agreement was reached by Indonesian Deputy Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga and European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan at their meeting on February 19. Sambuaga said Indonesia suggested accelerating the negotiations on the deal and its proposal had been accepted by the EU. This showed the important trade role of the Southeast Asian country, he added. With this commitment, Indonesia is expected to make more inroads into the European market, he said./. … [Read more...] about Indonesia, EU strive to complete negotiations on economic deal in 2020
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Senior officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies will discuss measures to cope with the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their upcoming meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They will also talk about the impact of this disease on the regional economy, according to Chairman of the APEC Economic Committee Dinh Quoc Vinh. Senior health officials will also convene a meeting to deliberate the countermeasures, Vinh added. He told the press on February 19 that he hoped participants could seek measures and cooperation orientations to fight the disease. Founded in 1989, APEC includes 21 economies, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US and Vietnam./. … [Read more...] about APEC meeting to discuss countermeasures against COVID-19
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia and the European Union (EU) has held the ninth meeting of their working group on trade and investment (WGTI) in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the latest issues in the fields of trade and investment, according to Antara news agency. Antara quoted head of the Indonesian delegation Imam Pambagyo as saying in a written statement that the WGTI had looked into a wide range of technical issues related to the implementation of policies that need special attention from both sides to encourage smooth business and investment. He affirmed that although not all the issues could be resolved, at least the two sides could exchange information to find a common solution. He added that the meeting would support on-going negotiations on the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EU CEPA). According to Pambagyo, one of the issues that Indonesia raised at the meeting was its palm oil’s access to the EU market. … [Read more...] about Indonesia, EU discuss trade, investment issues