“We cannot become an ASEAN community of solidarity, resilience, innovation and sustainable development without the engagement of women and girls. Thus, they deserve equality in families and society, protection and empowerment to realise their full rights”, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam, as an active and responsible member of the ASEAN community, strongly backs the cooperation in promoting gender equality and female empowerment between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU).
The ASEAN Committee in Mexico City (ACMC) on October 6 handed over a cheque worth 50,000 peso (2,800 USD) to the Mexico Red Cross to support victims of two historical earthquakes on September 7 and 19 in the country’s central southwest region.
2017 marks the golden jubilee of ASEAN’s establishment as a regional organisation founded on the ideals of peace, prosperity and harmony. Five decades of evolution and development has brought ASEAN an unprecedented level of economic growth and peace dividends that have galvanised its position as one of the world’s most successful inter-governmental groupings, and transformed Southeast Asia into a vibrant and dynamic region.
In 2015, a power interconnection project linked Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province and Malaysia’s Sarawak state. By 2020, the Singapore Kunming Rail Link (SKRL) will run through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.