The following are remarks by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening ceremony of the 41st AIPA General Assembly. Your Excellency Madam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the National Assembly, President of AIPA-41, Honorable Speakers of AIPA member parliaments and observers, Distinguished Guest of the Host, Ladies and gentlemen, As the 2020 ASEAN Chair, allow me to convey to the 41st AIPA General Assembly my warmest congratulations. I would like to express my gratitude to Madam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the President of AIPA-41, for her important contribution, and to the leaders of AIPA member parliaments, for your active participation at the ASEAN-AIPA Interface at the 36th ASEAN Summit in June. 1. I wish to echo the remark of the Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong that this year is of great significance for it marks the 5th anniversary of the ASEAN Community and the Mid-term Review of the ASEAN Community Blueprints 2025. As the COVID-19 pandemic ranges … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Nguyen Xuan Phucat 41st AIPA General Assembly
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Speaking virtually at “The Future of ASEAN: The Youth Factor” event, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink said: “The US Mission to Việt Nam, on behalf of the US Department of State, and the entire US Government, considers YSEALI to be a signature program, strengthening human capital development across the region.” … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of State launches new YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam
In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
Hanoi (VNA) – The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)’s function is crucial in concerted efforts to build a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community, said Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN. Speaking at the first plenary session of the 41st General Assembly of AIPA that is being held online from September 8-10, Phoak said AIPA parliamentarians are well-placed to reach out to the peoples of ASEAN and act as intermediaries between them and the policymakers. AIPA, as the region’s lead parliamentary organisation, is well-posed in enhancing the ASEAN’s integration process, he continued. AIPA plays a critical role in transposing regional commitments to national laws. Similarly, AIPA is pivotal in expediting ratifications of signed ASEAN agreements, aligning domestic laws and regulations with regional priorities while monitoring the implementation of these laws. This year 2020 was supposed to be an exciting year for ASEAN. While COVID-19 … [Read more...] about AIPA crucial in building people-centred ASEAN Community: ASEAN Deputy Secretary General
The General Director informed that the VNA produced a number of high-quality news products winning awards at home and abroad. This week, its “Say no to Fake News” project won the top prize in the category “Best Project for News Literacy” – one of ten categories within the framework of the Asian Digital Media 2020 Awards presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. … [Read more...] about VNA needs to maintain position as Party, State’s trustworthy information center: PM