Laos intensifies pandemic prevention in capital, Malaysia to give booster shots

Laos intensifies pandemic prevention in capital, Malaysia to give booster shots

NDO/VNA – Laos has completely locked down four central districts in its capital city of Vientiane in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, while Malaysia has planned to offer booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to frontline forces and the elderly to increase their immunity. (13 hours ago)


53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting steps up post-pandemic recovery

  Sep 13, 2021 21:40:42
NDO/VNA – Separate economic ministerial-level consultations between ASEAN and its dialogue partners - China, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, and ASEAN Plus Three nations - took place virtually on September 13 within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting. 

China-ASEAN Trade Index released for first time

  Sep 13, 2021 11:34:17
NDO/VNA - The China-ASEAN Trade Index was released for the first time during the ongoing 18th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Nanning - the capital city of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 

CAEXPO helps promote ASEAN-China free trade area

  Sep 11, 2021 16:29:47
NDO/VNA - The China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), an initiative of China that win support of ASEAN countries, has become an important multilateral cooperative event, contributing to promoting the ASEAN-China free trade area, a Vietnamese official said. 

Vietnam chairs meeting of Initiative for ASEAN Integration Task Force

  Sep 11, 2021 16:26:00
NDO/VNA – Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to ASEAN, chaired the 65th meeting of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force and the task force’s 11th consultation with ASEAN partners via videoconference on September 9 and 10. 

ASEAN economic ministers adopt Roadmap of Bandar Seri Bagawan

  Sep 08, 2021 23:01:19
NDO/VNA – ASEAN economic ministers adopted the Roadmap of Bandar Seri Bagawan on digital transformation in the bloc to speed up regional economic recovery and digital economic integration at their 53rd meeting via videoconference on September 8. 

Adding 107 items to ASEAN List of Essential Goods

  Sep 08, 2021 17:32:34
NDO - ASEAN Economic Ministers have approved the addition of 107 agricultural products and foodstuffs to the ASEAN List of Essential Goods, bringing the total number of items in the list to 257 items. 

ASEAN Envoy to Myanmar calls for cease-fire to deliver humanitarian aid

  Sep 06, 2021 07:04:45
NDO/VNA - ASEAN's Envoy to Myanmar Erywan Yusof has called for a four-month cease-fire by all sides in the country to enable the smooth delivery of the first batch of humanitarian assistance to the southeast Asian nation, which is slated early as mid-September. 

ASEAN, UN review progress of cooperation projects

  Sep 02, 2021 22:39:20
NDO/VNA - Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN, on September 1 attended the virtual Interface between the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and the United Nations (UN) Delegation. 

ASEAN, ROK strengthen economic ties amid COVID-19

  Sep 01, 2021 20:24:23
NDO/VNA - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) agreed on September 1 to deepen trade ties to cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and make efforts to increase the supply of vaccines. 

Malaysian Parliament meeting's opening postponed to September 13

  Aug 31, 2021 16:50:09
NDO/VNA – The fourth meeting of Malaysia’s 14th Parliament, originally set for September 6 - 30, has been postponed to September 13 - October 12, said Lower House Secretary Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin. 

Laos: COVID-19 infections on the rise

  Aug 30, 2021 17:38:23
NDO/VNA - Laos reported 155 new COVID-19 infections and two more fatalities on August 29, lifting its national count and death toll to 14,816, and 14, respectively. 

Thailand to allow resumption of domestic flights in COVID-19 high-risk areas

  Aug 30, 2021 11:06:01
NDO/VNA – The Thai government will allow the resumption of some domestic flights to and from Bangkok and other COVID-19 high-risk areas from September 1 to help boost economic activity, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced on August 29. 

Singaporean PM affirms policy to stay open

  Aug 30, 2021 11:05:58
NDO/VNA – Singapore must stay open to preserve its status as a global business hub, even as the country continues to tighten its foreign worker policies and addresses anxieties among locals over competition for jobs, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on August 29. 

Fourth annual meeting of ASEAN Smart Cities Network to be held on August 30

  Aug 29, 2021 17:05:06
NDO/VNA – The fourth annual meeting of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) will be held in the form of videoconference on August 30 with the participation of 26 member cities, representatives from ASEAN countries, the ASEAN Secretariat and partners.