Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. Photo: VGP The following is the translated version of his article: The year 2018 marks the 11th anniversary of Viet Nam’s accession to the World Trade Organization, 20th anniverarsary of Viet Nam’s participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), 23rd anniversary of Viet Nam’s official admission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and 51st founding anniversary of the bloc. ASEAN was established in Bangkok on August 8, 1967 with the aim of rallying political power in order to promote economic cooperation and development towards shared prosperity and ensure peace and stability in Southeast Asia. The five original members, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand agreed on the signing of the ASEAN Declaration. It was followed by the enlargement of ASEAN with Brunei joining the bloc on January 8, 1984, Viet Nam on July 28, 1995, Laos and Myanmar on July 23, 1997 … [Read more...] about ASEAN economic integration achievements and VN’s participation
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(VOVworld) - The 2015 International Technology and Equipment Market of Vietnam (Techmart 2015) opened in Hanoi on Thursday themed “Connection for joint integration and sustainable development”. This is the first techno-fair of the program to develop Vietnam’s science and technology until 2020 approved by the Prime Minister. Addressing the opening ceremony, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said Techmart 2015 is one of the sector’s major events to apply scientific researches and create highly competitive products. Quan noted that “the participation of high-tech firms and members of leading companies has brought a fresh spirit to this year’s Techmart, where we can see scientists with business spirit, encountering businessmen who love science. The event will connect all these people toward making Vietnam’s technology more directly beneficial to the national economy.” Over the past decade, 30 technology fairs have been held … [Read more...] about Techmart 2015: integration and sustainable growth
A cohesive regional community could be a boon for migrant workers, but it could also leave them unprotected The coming together of the ASEAN member states in a single economic community in 2015 is expected to provide a greater wealth of opportunities for growth across the region. But there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what this will mean for migration flows in the region and at the country level. People sometimes refer to a free movement of labor, as in Europe, but that prospect remains distant. As this new economic community emerges, there will be opportunity for the greater mobility of workers who move across national boundaries to fill skills shortages, increase their incomes and gain new experiences. However, discussions have primarily focused on labor mobility for skilled workers through Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) that provide freedom of movement and rights to work across the region for professionals in eight fields - accountancy, engineering, … [Read more...] about How will ASEAN regional integration affect labor migration in Vietnam?
VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu spoke with Nhan Dan (People) newspaper about getting ready for the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The AEC is considered a historic milestone in ASEAN regional integration that will lift the region's economic connectivity to new heights. Can you discuss how Viet Nam is preparing for this significant turning-point? Viet Nam has prepared policies, mechanisms, and a legal and technical framework in preparation for the establishment of the AEC. After the ASEAN Charter came into effect in 2009, the Vietnamese Government signed Decision No.142/QD-TTg stipulating working regulations and co-ordination between Vietnamese agencies participating in ASEAN. Illustrative image -- File photo Under the decision, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) was … [Read more...] about Vietnam shifts policies to prepare for new ASEAN economic group
The Hanoi Times - The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2009 (ATF) with the theme “Towards to New Height” will be held in Hanoi from January 5-12 in Hanoi. The event attracts the concern of tourism sectors and tourism corporations from different countries who want to look for chances of business co-operation and advertise their products. This is also an opportunity to popularise the land and people as well as history and culture of Vietnamese people to international friends and investors.ATF is considered the most important event and the largest-scale activity in the ASEAN tourism co-operation framework. The 8-day forum is expected to draw the participation of around 1.500 delegates including tourism ministers, leaders of national tourism offices, travel agents, tour operators, press corps… in the region and worldwide. This is also a big event of political, economic and social significances; a collective initiative aiming to turn ASEAN into an united tourist destination and at … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes efforts towards successful ASEAN –Tourism Forum 2009