Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung speaks at the symposium themed “ASEAN-Japan Cooperation for Prosperity” in Hanoi on June 4 (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN, Japan are close, important partners of each other: official

Relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan are of great significance, and they have become close and important partners of each other, according to Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
A photo of UK diplomats and ASEAN representatives (Photo: asean.org)

ASEAN, UK tighten cooperation after Brexit

The UK and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to maintain close ties via official channels following Brexit, during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta on January 10.
WWF report warns ASEAN banks

WWF report warns ASEAN banks

A new World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) report finds that ASEAN’s biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact their businesses have on the environment and society, but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region.
Vietnam to welcome over 800 participants to WEF on ASEAN

Vietnam to welcome over 800 participants to WEF on ASEAN

Vietnam expects to welcome more than 800 leaders of governments, global leading groups, civil society organisations and media to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN slated for this September in Hanoi. 
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (fourth from right) together with leaders of other ASEAN nations and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

ASEAN, Australia sign MoU on counter-terrorism

Officials of Australia and the ASEAN member states signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strengthening co-operation to counter international terrorism within the framework of the ASEAN – Australia Special Summit in Sydney, Australia on Saturday. 
A construction site in Indonesia (Source: Financial Tribune)

Bottlenecks in ASEAN infrastructure investment

There are still bottlenecks in infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia that hamper regional economic growth and connectivity, experts said in an annual conference on Asian competitiveness in Singapore on November 23-24.