Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) met with US President Joe Biden, photo VNA All eyes were focused on last week’s US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington D.C., where both sides demonstrated their closer ties across many sectors including global health security, climate change, sustainable development, maritime cooperation, human capital development, and education, as well as connectivity and economic engagement, and especially digital development. The US and ASEAN have reaffirmed their commitment to support digital development in the bloc so as to realise its vision “of a peaceful, secure, open, interoperable, reliable and resilient ICT environment”. The US vows to “support development of ASEAN’s digital infrastructure to drive robust, inclusive economic growth and prosperity; and promote development of a secure, resilient, and innovative 5G ecosystem as well as exchange views and experiences on cyber threats and on the regulatory framework and technical standards … [Read more...] about United States widens ASEAN engagement
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The relations would be enhanced through commitments in a wide range of fields, including economic, maritime cooperation, building trust, and people-to-people links. ASEAN member states and the US have reaffirmed their shared commitment to strengthen and build more comprehensive ASEAN-US Dialogue Relations. The declaration was included in a joint vision statement released at the US-ASEAN Special Summit, the first-ever held in Washington, D.C., on May 12-13 with the participation of the US president and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states. The tightened relations are aimed to promote peace, security, stability, and prosperity in the region and ensure that relations remain adaptable to meet new challenges; and appropriately cooperate in international and regional fora of which ASEAN member states and the US are members. The two sides stressed the importance of creating a peaceful environment for strengthening the existing bonds of … [Read more...] about US-ASEAN Joint Statement reaffirms comprehensive Dialogue Relations
Hardy Diec, Managing Director of FedEx Express Indochina. Photo by FedEx Express What’s the status quo with the logistics industry? Supply chains have never been more important. More than that, reliability and accuracy in these supply chains have now become even more paramount. During this pandemic, the logistics industry has proven to be vital, whether in delivering critical healthcare shipments including vaccines and medicine, or delivering huge volumes of e-commerce shipments to end consumers. The pandemic has shifted consumer behavior greatly. The boom in e-commerce will continue to be a powerful engine of the global economy. We’re witnessing how essential supply chains are to business survival, success and growth - they are not just an opportunity to reduce cost. Businesses are rethinking their supply chains, moving to a "just in case" approach for inventory management to counter unplanned scenarios. Being able to receive products and critical components either by … [Read more...] about Innovative logistics models in great demand: FedEx director
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.