ASEAN+3 SOM: Vietnam underlines cooperation to fight COVID-19, promote recovery as top priority

ASEAN+3 SOM: Vietnam underlines cooperation to fight COVID-19, promote recovery as top priority

NDO/VNA - Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung affirmed that enhancing cooperation to push back COVID-19 and promote comprehensive recovery remains the top priority, while addressing the ASEAN Plus Three Senior Officials’ Meeting held in the form of video conference on June 22. (7 hours ago)


Vietnamese Foreign Minister chairs ASEM High-level Policy Dialogue

  9 hours ago
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on June 22 chaired the ASEM High-level Policy Dialogue themed “ASEM at 25: Strengthening Asia-Europe Partnership in a Transforming World.” 

Vietnam pledges to continue contributing to UN mission in South Sudan

  20 hours ago
NDO/VNA - Vietnam will continue to make positive contributions to the United Nations (UN) Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and increase the engagement of female officers in the mission, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representatives of Vietnam to the UN, has stated. 

ASEAN welcomes Japan's US$10 billion support for decarbonisation

  23 hours ago
NDO/VNA - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has welcomed Japan's pledge of US$10 billion in financial support for decarbonisation efforts by its member states.  

Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM, ExCom SEANWFZ’s meeting

  Jun 21, 2021 17:55:49
NDO/VNA – Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung on June 21 attended the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (ASEAN SOM) and a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (ExCom SEANWFZ) Treaty Commission, which were hosted virtually by Brunei – the chair of ASEAN in 2021. 

World News in Brief: June 21

  Jun 21, 2021 17:05:21
Well above 80% of the athletes and officials residing in the Olympic village will be vaccinated when the Games kick off, the International Olympic Committee President said. 

Israel allows some Gaza exports, one month after truce

  Jun 21, 2021 14:26:48
Israel allowed a limited resumption of commercial exports from the Gaza Strip on Monday in what it called a "conditional" measure one month after a truce halted 11 days of fighting with the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers. 

Opening the door to dialogue between the EU and Russia

  Jun 21, 2021 09:29:00
NDO – Heads of the European Union (EU) member states are to meet in Brussels, Belgium, on June 24 to discuss hot issues including the future of the bloc’s relations with Russia. It is said that the Russia-US summit last week has opened the door to dialogue that the EU should also carry out with Moscow. 

Sullivan says comments by DPRK leader "interesting signal"

  Jun 21, 2021 06:20:22
The United States regarded the recent comments made by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), as an "interesting signal," National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday. 

US extends travel restrictions at Canada, Mexico land borders through July 21

  Jun 21, 2021 06:20:02
US land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the US Homeland Security Department said on Sunday. 

World News in Brief: June 20

  Jun 20, 2021 14:56:30
More than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Saturday, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. 

Philippines signs deal for 40 mln Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 doses

  Jun 20, 2021 14:36:02
The Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, the head of the government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement said on Sunday. 

"No rush" to re-open Australia's borders: trade minister

  Jun 20, 2021 14:35:29
Australia's trade minister has declared that the government is in "no rush" to re-open the international borders. 

Germany's ruling conservatives move up in polls

  Jun 20, 2021 07:13:45
Three and a half months before the federal elections in Germany, the governing conservative parties -- the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) -- are moving up in the polls, while the Green Party is losing ground. 

Over 3.2 mln passengers travel in trains in India in 7 days as migrant workers head to cities

  Jun 20, 2021 07:13:26
The Indian Ministry of Railways said on Saturday that it was helping to bring back migrant workers as the cities gradually started to ease COVID-19 restrictions.