Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

EU committed to sustainable development of Mekong River nations

Opportunities and challenges to the collaboration of the EU and Mekong countries was the main theme of the EU-Mekong Cooperation Conference held in Hà Nội on Wednesday. This is the first time that Việt Nam has hosted the EU-Mekong Cooperation Conference.The one-day conference was divided into ...

Vietnam inks world’s largest trade pact RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed Sunday by leaders of 15 Asia Pacific countries that make up 29 percent of global GDP. The pact was signed online by leaders of 10 ASEAN member states as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and ...

Phuong Anh, Hong Chau

Database on recognition, enforcement of foreign courts’ judgments in Vietnam released

The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam and the UK Embassy, held a workshop on presentation of the database on the recognition and enforcement in Vietnam of foreign courts’ judgments and foreign arbitral awards. The database is posted on ...

ASEAN Regional Forum urged to strengthen policy and action coordination against COVID-19

The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) should further promote its role and contributions, especially in maintaining dialogue and cooperation, strengthening trust-mutual understanding and coordination of policies and actions to actively and effectively deal with arising challenges, including COVID-19.The ARF has organized 12 events on key topics ...

Japan launches Southeast Asian cancer research project to improve treatment, access

The National Cancer Center Japan (NCCJ) has launched a cooperative project with Vietnam and four other Southeast Asian countries to develop cancer drugs, therapies and improve treatment access.By expanding clinical trials in other countries and sharing relevant data, the project could help hasten the development ...

Phan Anh

International law governing cyberspace globally urgently needed to ensure human rights

A virtual executive seminar themed “International law governing cyberspace” was co-held by the Department of Foreign Relations under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) in coordination with the Dutch Embassy and the EU delegation to Vietnam in Hanoi on August 27.The event was aimed at ...

AIPA steps up parliarmentary cooperation in education, culture

As Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliarmentary Assembly (AIPA) for 2019-2020, the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) hosted a virtual conference on “Parliamentary Partnership on Educational and Cultural Cooperation for Sustainable Development” (AIPA ECC) on July 30.Participants shared information and experience on educational and cultural cooperation, clarifying ...

ASEAN forum on sub-regional development opens

ASEAN should prioritise the enhancement of connectivity, sustainable and inclusive development, and the improvement of its role in sub-region cooperation, including Mekong collaboration, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.Anh made the suggestions while opening the ASEAN Forum on Sub-regional Development: ...

Vietnam ratifies EU free trade agreement

The National Assembly has ratified the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which will cut or eliminate 99 percent of tariffs on goods traded between the two sides.The legislature on Monday also approved the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement. Up to 94.62 percent of lawmakers voted in favor ...

Anh Minh

Laos pushes ahead with sixth Mekong River dam project

Laos has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River, with construction expected to start later this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday. The Sanakham dam is the sixth project that has been put forward to the prior ...

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