Hanoi (VNA) – The Republic of Korea said on June 11 that it has made further progress in fleshing out details for the planned free trade agreement (FTA) with Cambodia, as Seoul seeks to broaden economic ties with Southeast Asian nations and diversify its export portfolio. The RoK plans to hold a public hearing on the envisioned FTA on June 12 by inviting related experts, which is mandatory under the local law before seeking a commerce treaty, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. In November, the two countries launched a joint feasibility study on their potential FTA in line with the RoK’s summit with ASEAN. They completed the study last month and agreed to start domestic procedures to pave the way for official talks. The RoK's exports to Cambodia reached 696 million USD last year, up 5.5 percent from a year earlier. Its imports from the Southeast Asian country came to 335 million USD, up 6.8 percent year-on-year. The country mainly shipped textile … [Read more...] about Cambodia, RoK move closer to signing FTA
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Inter Milan's Argentinian forward Lautaro Martinez (C) is congratulated by Inter Milan's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez after scoring his team's third goal during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Torino played behind closed doors on July 13, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan.(MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP) Antonio Conte's Inter moved above Atalanta and Lazio to go eight points behind league leaders Juventus thanks to two goals early in the second half from Ashley Young and Diego Godin and another from Lautaro Martinez just after the hour mark. … [Read more...] about Inter move second, close in on Champions League with Torino win
Exporters forced to embrace domestic moves as coronavirus impact persists (Photo: VNA) Pangasius, also known as basa fish, from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region has been exported to many different overseas markets including Japan, the ASEAN, the United States and Europe, but is generally ignored by the domestic market. … [Read more...] about Exporters forced to embrace domestic moves as coronavirus impact persists
Greene also voiced belief in the established partnership that underpinned the work of USAID in Vietnam: from enhancing economic administration, improving health and postgraduate education to promoting environmental protection, ensuring sustainability for natural resources with regard to the long-term development of Vietnam. … [Read more...] about 25 years of Vietnam-US diplomatic relations – Part 1: Cooperation to tackle COVID-19 pandemic
"Weathering the pandemic with its economy substantially intact while others suffer severe setbacks naturally gives Vietnam a competitive edge and comparative advantage in comparison with her regional neighbors and encourages external economic powers like the EU and U.S. to invest more heavily in Vietnam because it can provide the needed political and economic stability necessary for growth," he said. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam parlay its Covid-19 success into bigger victories?