Economics - Politics
Vietnam and Hanoi in particular always value promoting ties with ASEAN member states, including Thailand, said Permanent Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan.
The embassy of Vietnam in Japan and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) held a ceremony in Tokyo on August 10 to present the Friendship Order to Masako Sakata in recognition of her dedication to the campaign “Actions for Vietnamese AO victims”.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has stressed the need for ASEAN 3 (ASEAN and China, the Republic of Korea and Japan), the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) to promote cooperation on the basis of ensuring ASEAN’s central role.
Vietnam is committed, along with other member countries, to build a united and self-reliant ASEAN Community, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today.
The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reviewed the bloc’s achievements recorded over the past 50 years and put forth major development orientations for the ASEAN Community in the time ahead.
Fresh fruit imports into the major metropolitan areas of Vietnam have been growing rapidly since the beginning of the year, thanks in part to the country’s growing middle income population, experts have said.