Vietnam performed its role as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) well in the first half of this year, contributing to creating an international and regional environment conducive to national development and bolstering ties with countries for the common goal of peace, stability, and prosperity, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung has said.
VOV.VN - Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Igor Driesmans, said on June 27 that Vietnam has overcome ‘unprecedented’ challenges to successfully organize the 36th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - "The COVID-19 pandemic is of course challenging Vietnam’s ambitious plans for its ASEAN Chairmanship. However, from what I see, Vietnam has turned the challenge into opportunity," Grete Lochen, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam has said.
Ambassador Deng Xijun, head of the Chinese mission to ASEAN, affirmed his country’s strong support for Vietnam’s chairmanship of the bloc in 2020 during a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency.
An annual meeting among the Foreign Ministry, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations was held in Hanoi on February 28 to review the Party and State’s external work in 2019 and outline orientations for this year.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has assumed the ASEAN Chairmanship this year. In addition to promoting the regional bloc's partnerships and regional connectivity, Vietnam will prioritize economic cooperation.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has carried out the first activities of ASEAN Year 2020 under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” after assuming the ASEAN Chairmanship on January 1.
The 16th Meeting of the ASEAN Trade Facilitation Joint Consultative Committee (ATF-JCC) was recently held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Hanoi.
Advancing ASEAN’s contribution to maintaining regional peace, security and stability has been identified as one of five key priorities for Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020, wrote Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh in an article. Below is a translation of the article.
VOV.VN - Vietnam will take over the ASEAN Chairmanship from next month. Choosing the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” for ASEAN Year 2020, Vietnam is ready to fulfill its responsibility to maintain ASEAN’s solidarity and key role in the global arena.
Vietnam wants ASEAN to unite in all aspects, from institutions to economy and human resources, which is very important for ASEAN to uphold its central role, said Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of SOM ASEAN Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dung.
VOV.VN - Vietnam received the ASEAN Chairmanship for 2020 from Thailand on November 4 at the 35th ASEAN Summit. During the one-year tenure starting on January 1, Vietnam will be tasked with outlining orientations for the regional bloc to enhance connectivity and overcome challenges.
Vietnam will receive the ASEAN chairmanship for 2020 from Thailand in early November. With this new responsibility, the country is aiming to further its contributions to regional peace and sustainability with a people-centred approach.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted separate receptions in Hanoi on August 2 for Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam Bruno Angelet and Irish Ambassador Cáit Moran who came to bid adieu, marking the end of their tenures in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Vietnam will continue working hand in hand with Indonesia to foster the bilateral strategic partnership toward effectiveness, practical outcomes and mutual benefits, has said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
VOV.VN - ASEAN cooperation in the East Sea took centre stage at the fifth Ocean Dialogue in Hanoi on June 18, which draw nearly 100 delegates from some 30 foreign agencies and international organisations, Vietnamese ministries and agencies, alongside experts and scholars.
VOV.VN - Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung and his Japanese counterpart Takeo Mori co-hosted the seventh Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Hanoi on June 3.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted separate receptions for the ambassadors of Chile and Canada in Hanoi on January 29.
Laos officially took over the chairmanship of ASEAN’s Committee of Permanent Representative (CPR) in 2016 from Malaysia at a ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 8.
(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Somsavat Lengsavad worked on measures to optimize cooperation contents for 2016-2020 during their talks in Hanoi on December 6.