Vietnam has an important role in fostering the development of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), affirmed ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh.
Vietnam would be an attractive destination for intra-ASEAN investment thanks to the Government’s determination to equitise and withdraw capital from State-owned enterprises.
Japan affirmed that ASEAN remains a big priority in its foreign policy at the 32nd ASEAN-Japan Forum held in Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei, on March 1-2.
The role of ASEAN, an organisation to promote economic growth, support peace and develop culture, was introduced at a conference held at the Matias Romero Institute in Mexico City, Mexico on February 23.
President Tran Dai Quang has hailed the outcomes of the 39th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, saying that orientations and contents agreed at the meeting are important to accelerate the implementation of high-level agreements.
The Vietnamese manufacturing sector ended 2016 on a positive note, with the Nikkei Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) coming second among the top three PMIs in ASEAN region.
The embassies in Mexico City of five ASEAN member countries – Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand – have co-organised an event to promote the image of ASEAN countries and people.
The Government has approved the Protocol to Implement the 9th Packet of Commitment on Air Transport Services under the ASEAN Framework Agreement of Services.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is preparing for the sixth southern traditional cake festival which is scheduled to take place from April 6-9, 2017.
Landscapes, cuisines and culture of Vietnam and several other ASEAN member countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines were introduced at a programme in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 27.