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Thailand targets Central Asia to boost inbound tourism
Thailand targets Central Asia to boost inbound tourism
The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand is looking to new markets in Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as post-COVID trends show strong demand for international tourism. Tourists pose for a photo in Lamphun province of Thailand. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA) Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan said Central Asia has potential as a new market for inbound tourism because of short flight...
Vietnam affirms resolute condemnation of terrorism at UN meeting
Vietnam affirms resolute condemnation of terrorism at UN meeting
Vietnam underlined its resolute condemnation against terrorist acts in any form or for any purpose at a plenary meeting held by the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on October 3. Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN. (Photo: VNA) In his remarks, Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent...
Indonesia, Australia cooperate in fighting IUU fishing
Indonesia, Australia cooperate in fighting IUU fishing
Indonesia and Australia have agreed to strengthen cooperation in eradicating illegal fishing near the sea borders between the two countries, Indonesian news agency Antara reported. Indonesia and Australia sign a cooperation document at the "22nd Indonesia-Australia Fisheries Surveillance Forum (IASFS) Annual Meeting" in Darwin, Australia, in October 2022. (Photo: ANTARA) The cooperation is part of effort to prevent marine...
Cuba, Laos expand multifaceted cooperation
Cuba, Laos expand multifaceted cooperation
Cuba and Laos have signed four cooperation agreements on higher education, agriculture and health during Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz's ongoing official visit to Laos. Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz (Photo: VNA) At their talks on October 3, Cuban PM Marrero Cruz and his Lao counterpart Phankham Viphavanh agreed to further expand the bilateral friendship and cooperation....
Southeast Asia’s information platform for energy transition debuts
Southeast Asia’s information platform for energy transition debuts
A regional information platform for energy transition SIPET, targeted at professionals, has been launched by the Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) to facilitate dialogue and promote coordination in the region’s power sector to support the acceleration of the energy transition in the region. A wind power farm in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu....
Malaysia: UMNO leaders call for early elections
Malaysia: UMNO leaders call for early elections
Deputy President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Mohamad Hasan on September 30 announced that the party’s top leaders have reached a consensus that parliament must be dissolved soon so that general elections can be held this year. A session of the Malaysia's Parliament (Photo: AFP/VNA) The meeting was coordinated by UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Malaysian Prime...
Thai Cabinet greenlight to host SEA Games in 2025
Thai Cabinet greenlight to host SEA Games in 2025
The Thai Cabinet resolved that Thailand would offer to host the 33rd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and the ASEAN Para Games in 2025, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul (Photo: Reuters) Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said the Cabinet on September 27 agreed to spend 2.05 billion baht (53.7 million USD) to...
Philippines rescues 29 human trafficking victims from gaming operators
Philippines rescues 29 human trafficking victims from gaming operators
Philippine authorities announced on September 30 that police have rescued 29 Myanmar and Chinese nationals who were allegedly trafficked and forced to work as "online scammers" for a gaming company in the capital Manila. Illustrative image (Photo: Internet) It came amid a crackdown on so-called Philippine offshore gaming operators, or POGOs, following reports of kidnapping, prostitution and murder. Maj....
Thailand to host 30th Annual Congress of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
Thailand to host 30th Annual Congress of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
President of the Thai National Assembly Chuan Leekpai has announced that Thailand will host the 30th Annual Congress of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF 30) from October 26-29 with the theme “The Role of Parliament in Accelerating Sustainable Development After the Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak”. President of the Thai National Assembly Chuan Leekpai. (XINHUA/VNA) At a press briefing on September...
Lao newspaper hails diplomatic ties of Vietnam, Laos
Lao newspaper hails diplomatic ties of Vietnam, Laos
Pasaxon, the official newspaper of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, on September 27 published an article highlighting the significance of the establishment of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties, saying that it is a victory for the revolutionary forces of the two Parties and countries. A music show celebrates the 60th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties. (Photo: VNA) The article said the...