Covid-19 response and diplomatic influence: The Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index published last month found that Vietnam’s international image was one of the Asia-Pacific’s best improvers this year, with its score on diplomatic influence gaining six percentage points, according to Asia Times Financial. … [Read more...] about How Vietnam weathers global health crisis and rises?
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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Malaysia's Cabinet has approved legal amendments that will allow college and university students to participate in political activities on campus. The amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 will involve abolishing sections which curtail students' questioning of politicians and prevent students from engaging in party events where they study, said Malaysian Education Minister Maszlee Malik in a media statement. He said this move is in line with the political transformation brought by the government in strengthening democracy and to provide more room for university students to speak up and engage in political activities on campus. This move will also produce graduates who are "balanced" and able to "express opinions" on current issues, he said. The Malaysian government has also announced plans to lower the voting age to 18 years old, from 21 years old currently. The UUCA provisions were tightened up to restrict student activism in … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s Cabinet lifts ban on political activities in universities
As the Chair of ASEAN and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2020, Vietnam continues to support and push ahead the ASEAN-Russia strategic partnership, Ngan said, voicing her gratitude for the Russian President and leaders for working with Vietnam to fulfill it role as the ASEAN Chair, a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council for 2020-21 and the AIPA Chair. … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Russia parliamentary ties enjoy positive progress: Top legislator
During the conference The two sides also agreed to soon carry out contents of the bilateral defense cooperation after the pandemic is under control, focusing on military medicine, U.N. peacekeeping, defense industry, and human resource development, among others. … [Read more...] about Vietnam-India defense cooperation to be promoted
In the first nine months of 2017, the military zone and its affiliates opened 380 training courses for over 22,000 cadres and provided defense-security knowledge for over 30,000 people. Besides, they actively mobilized more than 13,800 people and 691 vehicles to cope with natural disasters and other incidents. Moreover, their good Party and political work performance helped strengthen internal solidarity, embrace troops’ thoughts and build comprehensively strong units. … [Read more...] about MR3 asked to concentrate on effectively performing assigned tasks