ASEAN foreign ministers appreciated New Zealand's support for the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund. They also welcome New Zealand for contributing 37 million NZD to the Global Partnership Project to enhance access to COVID -19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, and 7 million NZD to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), thereby supporting fair and transparent distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung highly valued New Zealand's efforts in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing his hope the country will share its experience and practical lessons in fighting the disease and support ASEAN in its post-pandemic recovery plan. ASEAN's highest priority now is economic stability, Dung said, emphasising ASEAN and New Zealand need to strengthen cooperation and upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, towards the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). … [Read more...] about AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting runs virtually
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Regarding international and regional situation, Dung thanked New Zealand for supporting ASEAN's efforts in maintaining and promoting peace, stability, maritime security and safety, and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea. ASEAN's principled stance is clear and consistent, Dung underlined, requesting the parties to enhance trust, refrain from the acts that further complicate the situation and from militarisation, and settle disputes in line with international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS. … [Read more...] about AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting run virtually
However, besides such achievements, there have been some limitations. Specifically, the speed of equitisation remains slow as compared to the initial plan. Under the list already approved by the prime minister in Document No.991/TTg-DMDN dated July 10, 2017 on adopting the list of SOEs that must complete annual equitisation for the 2017-2020 period, only 28.3 per cent of the plan has been completed. The prime minister in 2014 also enacted Decision No.26/2014/QD-TTg approving a list of businesses with equitisation by the end of 2020. … [Read more...] about How to drive the economy by reforming state-owned debt
It also says that business news must be posted on the portal and website of the firm, the State agency and the MPI’s business information portal. Companies are also required to publicise their six-month and full-year financial reports. … [Read more...] about MPI prepares new decree on SOE information disclosure
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.