1. We, the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met on 31 July 2019 at the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Bangkok. We underlined the need to further strengthen cooperation and advance our partnership to ensure sustainability in all dimensions for ASEAN amidst the rapid changes in Southeast Asia and beyond. ASEAN COMMUNITY-BUILDING 2. We reaffirmed our commitment to the full and effective implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability. We reaffirmed the importance of maintaining ASEAN centrality and unity in our community-building efforts, engagement with external partners and regional architecture. We commended the ongoing work of all ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and Organs for progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) … [Read more...] about Joint Communique of 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
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The national carrier is allowed to operate flights between Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi and the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco (California); New York (New York), Seattle (Washington) and Dallas - Fort Worth (Texas). The transit flights will include stops in Taipei (Taiwan – China), Osaka and Nagoya (Japan). Viet Nam Airlines is also allowed to operate flights to the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto via points in the U.S. In addition, Viet Nam Airlines is also licensed to operate routes from destinations outside Viet Nam, via Viet Nam or other transit points to 25 destinations in the U.S. under codeshare arrangements. This license also allows it to operate charter flights between the two countries. Viet Nam Airlines is the first and only airline in Viet Nam to receive such as license from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is an important step in … [Read more...] about VN Airlines granted license to commercial flights to U.S.
Infographics: Viet Nam's 17 sustainable development goals Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very delighted to join you all at this ASEM Conference on Climate Action to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Ways Forward. Your broad participation and invaluable inputs at our today’s Conference vividly demonstrate our determination to take bolder action in response to climate change for the achievement of sustainable development goals pursued by the international community. As an important inter-regional forum bringing together 53 members of Asia and Europe and a key driver for economic growth and innovation in the 21st century, ASEM has full ability and responsibility to champion for climate action for sustainable development. We can be proud of what ASEM has contributed to addressing environmental issues over the past two decades, particularly cooperation in sustainable management of natural resources, including water resources management. … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Minh’s keynote address at ASEM conference on climate action to achieve SDGs
A Vietnamese film titled “Nhan Duyen: Nguoi Yeu Tien Kiep” The news comes after Quynh Chi’s company signed a co-operation agreement with a distributor in the US to bring the film to audiences of Vietnamese expats and Americans. The film will be screened at eight theaters across the US, including Southern California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Louisiana, and Philadelphia. "Nhan Duyen: Nguoi Yeu Tien Kiep" is a film about a love story between Tran Nhat and Quynh Mai. Despite Tran Nhat's death, their love cannot end as he becomes a spirit that follows and protects Quynh Mai for centuries, up to the present day. Some notable faces also appear in the movie, including singer Trinh Thang Binh and actress Midu who are the main characters. The film is set to be released to audiences in Vietnam on October 4, while viewers in the US will have to wait until December. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese film set for screening across the US
Vietnam is in the process of getting an export licence for avocados to the US. (Source:tapchicongthuong.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam is in the process of getting a licence to export avocado to the US, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in the US. The Vietnam Trade Office’s branch in San Francisco (US) said avocados are mainly sold at big supermarkets with large volumes, so they must meet the high requirements of the US market. Avocado distribution companies must be responsible for controlling the stages of a supply chain, from production to distribution, while exporters need to have sufficient quality certificates. To enter the US market, avocados must meet the minimum requirements of the regulations on maturity, colour and weight. Avocados must be intact, clean and without insects. Therefore, small-scale exporters often face many difficulties in accessing this market due to lack of experience or linkage with supply chains. In addition, the process of transporting … [Read more...] about Vietnam tries to get US export licence for avocados