Statement on joint response to climate change Summit debates ASEAN's goals Brunei supports VN as ASEAN chair Viet Nam lifts ties with Asian nations ASEAN 'to help global economy' ASEAN finance ministers eye growth of 4.9% to 5.6% Co-operation and ties with Brunei 'to be expanded' Strong ASEAN community up to members, says PM Nation backed by AIPA Women, children progress assured US$120b pledged to 'keep stability' Deputy PM notes summit's significance ASEAN economic officials review plan Commission to back rights of women, children We, the Heads of State/Government of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), met in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 7-9 April 2010 for the 16th ASEAN Summit. We discussed the situation of the global economy and were pleased to note that it is showing signs of recovery from the global financial and economic crisis although this recovery is expected to be slow. Nonetheless, we believe that ASEAN's inherent dynamism will help the region sustain its … [Read more...] about Statement on sustained recovery, development
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HCM City — Life insurance firm Manulife Viet Nam on Wednesday unveiled its business plan focusing on the south-eastern region. With a population of 2.4 million people and an increase of 13.5 per cent in GDP in 2010 against 2009 - double the GDP growth rate of the whole country in 2010 - Dong Nai was one of the most promising markets for Manulife, after HCM City and Ha Noi, the company said. Being the first 100 per cent foreign-owned life insurance company licensed in Viet Nam in 1999, the company was one of the top three life insurance companies in the country with more than 9,000 agencies nation-wide, the company said. VN sees booming 3D TV market HA NOI — The growth of the 3D television market in Viet Nam has been 100 per cent over recent years while the market in Malaysia, Singapore has fallen off to 50-60 per cent, says LG Electronics Viet Nam managing director Yoen Tae Ko. Ko expects growth in the 3D TV market in Viet Nam to double. LG would launch nine new 3D … [Read more...] about Insurer focuses on south-east
New developments of rising China in the South China Sea have posed serious threat looming over the sovereignty of Vietnam, driving the political elites of this small country into devising appropriate strategies to cope with. Apart from those strategies of common knowledge there emerges a new food for thought of exercising people-to-people diplomacy, a kind of Vietnam's "soft power", as offset against the new great power of China with its redoubtable military clout in the struggle for sovereignty over the South China Sea. Some pros and cons of several strategies shall be explored in the article with an ending open for further thinking about a new kind of "soft power" - people-to-people diplomacy. The capacity of such nongovernmental diplomacy strategy Vietnam could employ shall also be juxtaposed by other household ones such as internationalization and balancing. South China Sea or East Vietnam Sea or whatever it may be called all refer to a part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s foreign policy in territorial disputes with China over the South China Sea
The 21 st ASEAN Summit themed "One Community, One Destiny" was held on November 18-20, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Vietnamese delegation led by Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung participated in the Summit and related meetings, making a contribution to the sucess of the event. Maintaining solidarity and upholding the central role During the sessions of the 21st ASEAN Summit, leaders of ASEAN member countries discussed measures to advance the ongoing process of building the ASEAN community, increasing regional connectivity and promoting the bloc's external relations and the central role of ASEAN as well as exchanging opinions on international and regional issues of mutual concern. The leaders emphazised ASEAN should be determined and make more efforts to complete the plans as set for economic connectivity, connectivity implementation, increasing regional competitiveness and promoting sustainable and equal development. … [Read more...] about For Solidarity in the ASEAN Community
In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s diplomacy in 2010: Firmly marching on the road of integration and development.