Community responsible for subregional interests in Mekong-Lancang

The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Mlmcechanism (MLC) is a cooperation mechanism in line with the current trend of globalisation and integration. The MLC aims to promote comprehensive cooperation to build a community of responsibilities and common interests in the subregion. In addition, the MLC also has other goals including strengthening mutual trust and understanding, maintaining peace and stability, promoting sustainable development, reducing[…]

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Mekong region facing serious drought

According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the water level is at its lowest in history, even though it is the rainy season. Downstream, the concern that floodwaters will not[…]

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Asean’s response to Covid-19

Right after assuming the chairmanship of Asean in 2020, Vietnam has been challenged by the outbreak of Covid-19 disease. Regional response to the disease has been coordinated and collective efforts have been taken. On February 15, Asean issued a statement calling for regional solidarity and enhanced spirit “cohesive and responsive” Asean in addressing Covid-19. At the special meeting between the[…]

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ASEAN: Actively adapting to the hottest and most practical issues

As Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung – Head of Asean Senior Officials (SOM) affirmed, with the theme “cohesive”, Vietnam wishes to consolidate the solidarity of the Asean, enhance internal capacity and promote the strong development of the Asean community. As for “responsive”, Vietnam wishes to enhance the capacity of Asean to adapt proactively and effectively to the[…]

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Joining hands to build a solid and close Asean Community

By: Uch Leang and Asst Prof John Huang From Jan 1 Vietnam officially assumed the Asean chair role for annual rotating chairmanship. For Asean, 2020 is an important pivotal year because it marked the mid-term review of the Asean Community’s Master Plan 2015-25, while Vietnam would celebrate its 25th anniversary as a member of the bloc. The theme of Asean[…]

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