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COVID-19: Thai schools reopen, Indonesia and Philippines record new cases
COVID-19: Thai schools reopen, Indonesia and Philippines record new cases
Hanoi (VNA) – Schools across Thailand reopened on July 1 after months of online teaching due to restriction measures against COVID-19. Students in Thailand (Source: Bangkok Post) Preventive measures are still seriously applied at schools. Thailand has gone through 37 days in a row without new local transmissions. As of July 1, the country recorded 3,173 COVID-19 cases,...
Singaporean candidates file papers to contest in election
Singaporean candidates file papers to contest in election
Singapore (VNA) – A total of 192 Singaporean candidates filed papers to contest every seat in 17 group representation constituencies (GRCs) and 14 single-member constituencies (SMCs) on June 30. At a nomination centre (Photo: VNA) For the second general election in a row, there will be contests in all seats, of which there are 93 this time. The...
ASEAN, Australian ministers hold special online meeting on COVID-19
ASEAN, Australian ministers hold special online meeting on COVID-19
Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign ministers of ASEAN member countries and Australia agreed to enhance cooperation in COVID-19 control and vaccine development at a teleconferenced special meeting on June 30. Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung speaks at the Special ASEAN-Australia Foreign Ministers' Meeting on COVID-19 on June 30 (Photo: VNA) Authorised by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham...
ASEAN, Australia to discuss COVID-19 response via video conference
ASEAN, Australia to discuss COVID-19 response via video conference
Hanoi (VNA) - The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia planned to join a special video conference on COVID-19 on June 30, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ASEAN and Australia to discuss COVID-19 response via video conference (Illustrative image - Photo: vtv.vn) In its statement released on June 29, the...
Indonesian President orders quick disbursement of budget for COVID-19 fight
Indonesian President orders quick disbursement of budget for COVID-19 fight
Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered the Health Ministry to immediately disburse the 75 trillion rupiah (5.26 billion USD) budget earmarked to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Photo: Indonesia Presidential Palace) Addressing the Cabinet meeting to evaluate outcomes in the COVID-19 fight on June 29, the President called for the ministry to cut...
Vietnam greatly contributes to peace development in Asia-Pacific: Russian expert
Vietnam greatly contributes to peace development in Asia-Pacific: Russian expert
Hanoi (VNA) - In the context of complicated developments in the Asia-Pacific region in general and the East Sea in particular, Vietnam’s approach to regional issues has made significant contributions to peace development in the region, said a Russian expert. Igor Olegovich Mishin from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) under the Russian Academy of Sciences...
ASEAN focuses on priorities, initiatives in 2020
ASEAN focuses on priorities, initiatives in 2020
Hanoi (VNA) – The 36th ASEAN Summit, the first official top-level meeting of the regional bloc in 2020 when Vietnam serves as the ASEAN Chair, will take place online on June 26 under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspects preparations for 36th ASEAN Summit (Photo: VNA) During the meeting, ASEAN leaders are...
Thailand plans to recover agriculture
Thailand plans to recover agriculture
Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand is set to launch an agricultural rehabilitation scheme worth 310 billion baht (about 10 billion USD) in June to help 2 million people who lost jobs and returned to their hometowns. Thailand's farming rehabilitation scheme aims to increase the incomes of 300,000 farmers. (Source: Bangkok Post) Local media on June 25 quoted Deputy Prime Minister...
ASEAN 2020: Joining hands to empower women
ASEAN 2020: Joining hands to empower women
Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will gather at a special session within the framework of the 36th ASEAN Summit on June 26 to discuss women’s empowerment in the digital age for the first time. At a video-conference of the ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (Photo: VNA) The session, initiated by Vietnam, aims...
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