22. We recognize that globalization brings significant benefits to our countries and the subregion. We are committed to harnessing its positive effects, strengthening it, making it more open, inclusive balanced and sustainable, and ensuring that benefits are enjoyed by all. We are determined to devote more attention to vulnerable groups and to work hard on targeted poverty alleviation so that no one is left behind. Relatedly, we are committed to building open economies for our individual countries and for the subregion by deepening economic integration, boosting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and supporting multilateral trading systems and opposing all forms of protectionism . We encourage greater cooperation among member countries in undertaking trade promotion activities, accelerating the development of economic corridors and cross-border trade infrastructure, and improving trade management capacity. We encourage implementation of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area … [Read more...] about GMS leaders reaffirm commitment to enhancing economic cooperation
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Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has affirmed that actions have been taken to verify the information that 41 Vietnamese people were detained in Malaysia as illegal immigrants. Vietnamese Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ngo Toan Thang. … [Read more...] about Ministry says ready to protect Vietnamese immigrants detained in Malaysia
Two days earlier, the Politburo - the highest body of the Communist Party of Vietnam elected Hung, a major general, as the Secretary of the Party Committee of the ministry for the 2016 - 2021 term, replacing Truong Minh Tuan, who has been involved in a business scandal. President Tran Dai Quang on Monday suspended Truong Minh Tuan from the post as the head of the ministry for his wrongdoing in the case in which telco Mobifone acquired TV pay service provider AVG. Nguyen Manh Hung was appointed as the new Minister of Information and Communications. Source: VGP. … [Read more...] about Viettel chairman appointed to minister of information
Fortunately, high-return opportunities for governments, communities and private enterprise to work together and invest productively worldwide are actually tremendous. Think about it: billions of people do not yet have regular access to basics such as clean water, reliable transportation, primary health care, electricity, literacy and useful skills, internet and communications technology, financial services, sanitation, housing , proper nutrition, a healthy natural environment, legal rights and accountable governance, and freedom from violence and repression. And even where those things are largely available, such as the United States and Europe, they cost more than they should and do not provide the best results possible. There are at least 20 highly-diverse countries with populations greater than 40 million — e.g. Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, … [Read more...] about Can the G20 Pull the Global Economy Out of its Stall?
They reaffirmed the joint commitments to maintaining and accelerating peace, security and stability in the region, addressing disputes with peaceful measures, including full respect of legal and diplomatic procedures, preventing to threat or use forces in line with the widely-recognized principles of the international laws, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982. … [Read more...] about PM proposes establishing Mekong-Japan Creative Networks