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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International Conference on “Cambodia and ASEAN Regionalism in the Context of Indo-Pacific”

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 20th anniversary of Cambodia’s membership in ASEAN as well. The last few decades, ASEAN has been perceived as a reliable security shield as well as the catalyst for regional economic prosperity and dynamism.​ ASEAN has capacity to socialize and diffuse norms​​ and[…]

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ASEAN unity in question

Recent controversial statement by Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean Prime Minister concerning Vietnam’s intervention in Cambodia between 1979 and 1980s, has put ASEAN unity in question. ASEAN was once a divided region, is easily cloven by its diversity in term of political regimes, security conditions, economic status, educational index and socio-cultural values and beliefs. Coming to border issues, ASEAN is[…]

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