The planning and implementation of transitions from peacekeeping operations should consider different unique and specific contexts of a host country, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Vietnam's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told an open debate of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on September 8.

India's Serum Institute plans to start vaccine production outside India - The Times

(HBO) - The Serum Institute of India, which manufactures the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is planning to start vaccine production in other countries as it struggles to meet supply commitments, its chief executive officer told The Times.

First session of 9th Lao National Assembly wraps up

The first session of the 9th National Assembly (NA) of Laos wrapped up on March 26 in Vientiane after five days of working.

Vietnam supports all initiatives, efforts helping with Middle East Peace Process: ambassador

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a videoconference on March 25 to look into the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue.

Cuba surpasses 70,000 COVID-19 cases

Cuba reported on Friday 832 new COVID-19 infections in the last day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 70,634, along with five more deaths to a total of 413, the Public Health Ministry said.

Vietnamese economy accelerates thanks to recovering manufacturing: Asia Perspective

The US independent management consultancy Asia Perspective has published a report on the Vietnamese economy, which highlighted that in the fourth quarter of 2020, Vietnam posted rapid growth thanks to the recovery of manufacturing.

The world in 2020: “Fire proves gold”

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a real shock, attacking the global governance system and diminishing multilateralism worldwide. Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, never before has international politics been threatened by such a terrifying foe, as well as witnessing skepticism and fear dissolve many traditional international relations.

Vietnamese intellectuals in Europe firmly believe in bright future for nation

(HBO) - Vietnamese intellectuals and students working and studying in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg have applauded the country's achievements over the past five years under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, expressing their belief in opportunities for Vietnam’s stronger development in the future.

Hopes for transatlantic relations grow as EU and US make overtures

Positive messages from the European Union and US President-elect Joe Biden offer hopes of a de-escalation in transatlantic trade tensions.

Most Brazilian cities armed with syringes needed for COVID-19 vaccination: mayors

Most of Brazil's 5,570 municipalities have enough syringes to begin vaccinating residents against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the National Front of Mayors (known by its Portuguese acronym FNP) announced Thursday.

World News in Brief: January 1

The World Health Organization listed Pfizer and BionTech's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, in a move seeking to speed access in the developing world.

World News in Brief: December 24

The European Union, Germany and France has earlier this week provided a credit agreement worth EUR95.8 million (US$116 million) to Cambodia to support the Rural Infrastructure Development for Cambodia (RID4CAM) project, said a joint press statement on Wednesday.

ASEAN maritime cooperation reaps fruits amidst COVID-19

Maritime cooperation within ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms have reaped significant outcomes across spheres despite the COVID-19, heard the 10th ASEAN Maritime Forum (AMF) that was held both in online and in-person formats on December 15.

Vietnam reviews 2020 performance of ASEAN Committee in New York

The Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN held a virtual meeting on December 7 to summarise activities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee in New York this year and handed over its current chairmanship to Brunei.

Vietnam attends 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting

(HBO) - Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 31st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting held via videoconference on November 16 evening under the chair of Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali.

Preventing global economic downturn

The shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the growth of the world economy. In many areas, although the reality is not as severe as originally warned, the slow recovery has forced countries to work harder in their efforts to overcome the current crisis.

Preparations for 37th ASEAN Summit discussed at joint Consultative Meeting

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and head of Vietnam’s ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung on October 8 chaired the joint Consultative Meeting (JCM).

7th ASEAN Air Forces’ Education and Training Working Group held virtually

The seventh ASEAN Air Forces’ Education and Training Working Group (AAFET-WG 7) opened in Hanoi on October 6.

EU, UK to step up Brexit talks to try to close ''significant gaps'' over trade deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of the EU's executive, Ursula von der Leyen, agreed in a phone call on Saturday (October 3) to step up Brexit talks to close "significant gaps" barring a new trade partnership.

Thai cabinet approves borrowing of US$47.4 bln from ADB to revive economy

The Thai cabinet agreed on Tuesday to borrow THAB1.47 trillion (US$47.4 billion) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to revive the country's economy ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iran and Iraq commit to boosting border cooperation and trade

Iran and Iraq on September 26 pledged to improve border cooperation and boost trade between the two neighbours that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

World News in Brief: September 27

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged at the United Nations on Saturday (September 26) that his country's vaccine production capacity would be made available globally to fight the COVID-19 crisis.

Malaysian PM calls for COVID-19 vaccine to be universally accessible in UN speech

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has called for the world to ensure that once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, it should be available to all nations.

ROK suspends flu shots in setback for winter COVID-19 preparations

(HBO) - Republic of Korea (ROK) suspended free flu shots on Tuesday (September 22) after reports of problems in storing the vaccinations during transportation, disrupting plans to pre-emptively ease the burden on a healthcare system already strained by coronavirus outbreaks.

World News in Brief: September 8

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday (September 7) the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic, as he called on countries to invest in public health. More than 27.19 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 888,326 have died, according to a Reuters tally, since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.