Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on November 23 adopted the ASEAN-UN cooperation resolution with the backing of 110 countries, the highest number of co-sponsors for the resolution since it was introduced for the first time in 2002. As the ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam represented the grouping in drafting and negotiating for the resolution. Compared to the 2018 version, the 2020 version updates outstanding cooperation outcomes between the UN and the ASEAN since 2018, including the achievements of the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for the 2016-2020 period, and the first-ever discussion of the UN Security Council on the role of ASEAN in maintaining international peace and security and the adoption of the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action in the 2021-2025 period. The efforts by the ASEAN in building the ASEAN Community and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are also highlighted, along with many cooperation contents between the two sides. Introducing the resolution, Ambassador … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-drafted ASEAN-EU cooperation resolution adopted
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New York (VNA) - Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, said on November 23 that the international community highly values the role of ASEAN as well as the cooperation between the bloc and the UN. Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, Quy said that a resolution on ASEAN-UN Cooperation was approved at the 75th UN General Assembly earlier the same day with three records: the shortest discussion time, the shortest canvass time, and the largest number of co-sponsor countries compared to other resolutions on ASEAN-UN cooperation. The newly-adopted document is of great significance as the approval of the resolution as well as the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for 2021-2025 creates a firm foundation for other resolutions after 2023-2025 and creates a premise for both sides to implement the millennium goals in 2030. According to Quy, the resolution contains updates on cooperation outcomes between the UN and ASEAN over the past two years, especially … [Read more...] about Int’l community appreciates ASEAN’s role, ASEAN-UN cooperation
New York (VNA) – Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, deputy head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations, stressed the significance of regional and international cooperation to root out terrorism and prevent conflicts, while attending the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s online meeting on counter-terrorism on November 23. The diplomat affirmed that Vietnam roundly condemns terrorism in all of its forms and manifestation as well as commits to fully implementing the UNSC’s resolutions on terrorism prevention, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He said regional and international collaboration should be promoted to develop the economy as well as enhance communities’ ability to deal with dangers of extreme violence and terrorism popularisation. Anh asked the UNSC’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (Committee 1373), 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Quaida Sanctions Committee, and committee on prevention of proliferation of WMD (Committee … [Read more...] about International cooperation vital to terrorism fight: Vietnamese diplomat
Thirdly, to better serve the elderly and foster a sound elderly care industry, proper regulations for the quality of the service, facility, the number of people, and more should come in place. Many elderly care facilities in Vietnam need significant improvements in the quality of services and professional expertise, especially in supporting functional recovery and close co-operation with the medical services. Government support would be the key to ensure this improvement. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for a future of aged society in 2035?
Vietnam greeted over 18 million international tourists in 2019, the highest level so far. The number showed a year-on-year rise of 16.2%. As for domestic visitors, Vietnam saw 85 million Vietnamese travel last year, an increase of over 6%. Total revenue in 2019 reached 726 trillion VND (31.4 billion USD), a 17.1% increase over the previous year. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s top 10 culture, sports, tourism events in 2019