ASEAN, Australia agree to lift relations to new height

On October 27, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh led a Vietnamese delegation to participate in a summit between ASEAN and Australia.

At the meeting, ASEAN leaders confirmed that Australia is an important economic partner of the group as their bilateral trade turnover topped 100 billion USD last year.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a proposal on the initiative “Australia for the future of ASEAN”, and announced an additional 124 million Australian dollars for cooperation projects fighting emerging challenges in the region.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh praised efforts made by Australia for ASEAN’s fight against the pandemic, including Vietnam.

The Vietnamese government leader expressed his wish that Australia would continue backing ASEAN’s efforts in keeping peace, stability, security and aviation safety and freedom on the East Sea.

At the end of the summit, leaders of ASEAN and Australia agreed to lift the ties between the two sides to the Strategic Comprehensive Partnership./.


Party chief meets with Hanoi voters on NA session

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and members of Hanoi’s delegation of National Assembly (NA) deputies met with voters of Ba Dinh, Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung districts on November 26 to report the outcomes of the recent second session of the 15th legislature, and listen to their ideas and recommendations.

Prime Minister’s visit leaves deep imprint on Vietnam-Japan ties: FM

The official visit to Japan by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh from November 22-25 is a success with comprehensive and specific outcomes of strategic importance, leaving a deep imprint on the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, stated Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.