The ancient city of Hoi An, home to one of the nation’s most famous UNESCO world heritage sites, has reopened its pedestrian streets, night streets, and craft villages following several months of closure due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and flooding.
With this year's theme of "Optimising Human Potential Towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity" the 27th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting focuses on three main items: Adoption of the vision for APEC post-2020, improvement of trade and investment; inclusive economic development via technology-based and digital economy models.
The National Assembly recently passed a resolution on the socio-economic development plan for next year, with the majority of deputies agreeing with economic proposals tabled and the goal of recording GDP growth of about 6%. This is a reasonable growth rate, deputies said, and fully achievable.
The East Sea plays a vital role in Vietnam’s defence, security, and economy. The Vietnamese Party and State have issued important policies on East Sea issues, to protect the country’s independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity, maintain a peaceful environment, and ensure security, social order, and safety for national construction and defence.
Moody's Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation, has forecast Vietnam, together with China and Hong Kong (China), would see the fastest growth in 2021, thus making the Asia-Pacific region lead the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Politburo held a national cadres’ conference in Hanoi on November 19 to review the organisation of Party congresses at all levels for the 2020-2025 tenure.
The 10th session of the 14th NA has wrapped up successfully with all tasks set for the session being completed.
A grand ceremony was held in Hanoi on November 18 to mark the 90th anniversary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF). Prominent among the participants were Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
The ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting Plus Working Group (ADSOM+ WG) was held via a video conference on Nov. 18.
The 12th South China Sea International Conference, with the theme “Maintaining Peace and Cooperation through a Time of Turbulence”, kicked off on November 16 in both the in-person and online formats.
The ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) was held via video conference on November 16 and aimed at promoting defence cooperation among ASEAN member states.
Ministers from 15 countries spanning the Asia-Pacific region on November 15 signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement after eight years of talks. The agreement is expected to create the world’s largest free trade area and numerous new supply chains, and make significant contributions to regional economic recovery post COVID-19.
RCEP is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s biggest free trade pact to date, covering a market of 2.2 billion people with a combined size of 26.2 trillion USD or 30 percent of the world’s GDP.
The closing ceremony of the 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits took place on November 15 afternoon via teleconference.
A signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement was held online on November 15.
ASEAN comprehensive recovery framework and implementation plan announced
Phan Thiet has become one of top tourism hotspots in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific in recent years
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the plenary session of the 37th ASEAN Summit on November 12.
The 37th ASEAN Summit and related summits opened in a virtual format on November 12.
The Embassy of Vietnam in Laos on November 11 held a Vientiane meeting to exchange views and collect feedback from Vietnamese expats on four draft documents to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress slated for earlier next year.