Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính attends the virtual ASEAN-RoK Summit on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said Việt Nam applauded and supported the Republic of Korea (RoK) in implementing its enhanced New Southern Policy, promoting cooperation with the region for targets towards people, peace and prosperity. The Government leader made the statement while addressing the virtual ASEAN-RoK Summit on Tuesday. He said that over the past three decades, ASEAN-RoK relations had developed strongly and gained many important and practical results, contributing to peace, security and prosperity in the region. PM Chính spoke highly of the RoK’s financial assistance worth US$30 million to support ASEAN’s efforts in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked the RoK for its recent contribution of an additional $5 million to the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund and donated 1.1 million doses of vaccine for Việt Nam. As the coordinator for the ASEAN-RoK … [Read more...] about Việt Nam supports RoK’s new Southern policy
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The cooperation covers a wide range of issues, including public health, social security, economic integration, digital transformation, and sustainable development. China announced its cooperation in support of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF), welcoming efforts to enhance cooperation between both sides, including through the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA). The news was released at the 24th ASEAN-China Summit held virtually on October 26, in which the two sides agreed to facilitate socio-economic recovery and long-term, balanced and resilient development. China supports ACRF and ASEAN Implementation Plan, which will guide both sides in deepening their cooperation in all fields, cooperating in the broad strategies and key priorities identified in the framework through implementing practical cooperation initiatives. Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attends the 24th ASEAN-China Summit on Oct 26. Photos: VGP Cooperation on public … [Read more...] about China pledges to support ASEAN comprehensive recovery framework
The 38th ASEAN Summit held virtually on Tuesday. — Photo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HÀ NỘI — Vaccine self-reliance and equitable access would be key to ASEAN recovery, stressed the regional bloc’s leaders at the 38th ASEAN Summit held on Tuesday as COVID-19 continues to challenge socio-economic developments in the region. ASEAN leaders noted the progress made in the group’s COVID-19 response, including the plan to use the US$10.5 million budget in the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund to buy vaccines for member states, with the view of obtaining the first vaccine batch within the final quarter of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022. ASEAN leaders agreed to adopt the ASEAN Travel Corridor Agreement Framework (ATCAF) to facilitate essential travel in the region, while actively considering the possibility of mutual recognition and adoption of electronic vaccination records. Member countries suggested that the ASEAN Medical Supplies Reserve and ASEAN Centre for Response to … [Read more...] about Vaccine self-reliance and equitable access key to ASEAN recovery
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh proposed two key tasks that ASEAN should focus on doing in the time to come during the ongoing 38th ASEAN Summit on October 26. Firstly, ASEAN needs a holistic, synchronous and flexible approach to COVID-19 control with the involvement of the entire community, with people and businesses being the centre and subject, and with the goal of addressing difficulties caused by the pandemic in the spirit of "benefits harmonised, risks shared". For an effective implementation Chinh emphasised the need to improve the efficiency of coordination mechanisms, improve the capacity of the health system, be proactive in vaccines and treatment drugs and raise the people's awareness. On this occasion, he announced a list of medical supplies worth millions of US dollars to be contributed to the ASEAN Regional Reserve of Medical Supplies. Secondly, the Vietnamese Government leader stressed the … [Read more...] about PM proposes two key tasks of ASEAN at bloc’s 38th summit
The Rewards Summit 2021 themed “Rewards Transformation in the New Now” was held on October 22 by Talentnet – Mercer, with the participation of over 800 business leaders and HR professionals, as well as 12 leading guest speakers from local and global HR fields. Speakers at The Rewards Summit 2021 The conference focused on presenting the result of the Talentnet-Mercer Total Remuneration Survey 2021 Report (TRS), as well as discussing the trends in rewards, remuneration, as we are experiencing changes in both working model and perspectives on compensation and benefits of employees post-pandemic. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, deputy CEO at Talentnet commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated businesses to adjust their human resources (HR) policies. Compensation policies will be one of the main competitive advantages for businesses in the New Now. Besides the increase in Vietnamese companies joining the survey, the TRS 2021 Report also indicates many interesting trends in … [Read more...] about How companies are planning remuneration schemes and rewards post-COVID-19?
The new approach will enable ASEAN to resume its travel corridor and supply chain, giving vitality to different industries, including tourism. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has called for ASEAN’s flexible adaptation to and effective control of the Covid-19 pandemic. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits open on Oct 26. His suggestion is in line with one of the two focal points that he suggested at the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits held on Oct 26-28. In the speech delivered today [Oct 26], Chinh said ASEAN needs to spare no effort to contain the virus and adapt to the pandemic situation together with positioning ASEAN in the world that has been reshaped. “No citizen is safe while others infected with Covid-19, no country is safe when other countries still grapple with the Covid-19 epidemic,” Chinh noted. He said it’s time for ASEAN to switch to the new Covid-19 response strategy that is … [Read more...] about Vietnam calls for flexible adaptation to Covid-19 in ASEAN