The impressive settlement of the COVID-19 pandemic and the relatively early re-opening of its economy have given Vietnam the ability to assist other countries, including ASEAN members, said Assistant Director (ASEAN) at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Jessica Wau.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc held an online talk on April 29 (US time) with US Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas, who is Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, on the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership and the ASEAN-US strategic partnership, including cooperation to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam and Japan held a defence consultation meeting in Tokyo on February 21 in preparation for ASEAN Year 2020.
The Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam and JASTIP (Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform) on January 17 held the opening ceremony of the ASEAN-Japan Science, Technology and Innovation Symposium.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi have shared the view that ASEAN should further strengthen its internal solidarity and boost trade, during their meeting in Hanoi on August 27.
The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) will remain a reliable partner of Vietnam, affirmed USABC President and CEO Alexander C. Feldman at his working session with Minister-Chairman of the Vietnamese Government Office Mai Tien Dung in Washington DC on April 11 (local time).
The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the Daniel K.Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) on May 8 co-hosted a workshop in Hanoi themed “Vietnam’s ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship: Recommending the priorities”.