The workshop, part of the activities to mark the 45th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, brought together 200 representatives from the government of Indonesia, embassies and international organisations.Delegates to the event discussed regional security threats and outlined opportunities for countries in the region to foster economic-trade cooperation, contributing to the upkeep of the regional peace, stability and prosperity.“The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy” was first mentioned by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in May 2007 but the concept received little attention at that time, said Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar from LIPI at the workshop.Prof. Yuichi Hosoya from Keio University in Japan speaks at the workshop on "ASEAN and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy." (Photo: VNA)During the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Vietnam and the 31st ASEAN Summit in the Philippines last year, it was raised again by US President Donald Trump, who vowed to stand … [Read more...] about Regional security discussed at ASEAN workshop in Indonesia
WASHINGTON — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. “The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is fundamentally incompatible with the safety, security, and sovereignty of the American people,” Trump wrote in a memo authorizing the move, adding that his administration had “no choice but to act.” The announcement came hours after Trump pledged “strong action today” on immigration and a day after he said he announced he wanted to use the military to secure the southern border until his long-promised, stalled border wall is erected. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she had been working with governors of the southwest border states to develop agreements on where and how many Guardsmen will be deployed. She suggested some troops could … [Read more...] about Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border
VietNamNet Bridge - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has announced its findings about inspections of airlines’ compliance with laws on securing customer privacy. The inspections were conducted at Vietnam Airlines (VNA), Vietjet (VJ) and Jetstar Pacific (JPA). Airlines are using different booking systems Inspectors found that air carriers are using different booking, seat reservation and ticket sale systems. VNA is using a system provided by SABRE Airlines Solution, a prestigious booking software provider. VNA has also set up programs to supervise the activities of computer users and control access to the booking and reservation system. However, the national flag air carrier still cannot fully prevent exposure of passengers’ information. The problem is that some regional branches of VNA have the right to run API programs connected with SABRE ticket booking and seat reservation programs. These include software informing passengers about … [Read more...] about Are airline security solutions reliable?
Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang, Director of the Foreign Relations Department under the Ministry of Defence (Source: http://www.qdnd.vn/) Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang, Director of the Foreign Relations Department under the Ministry of Defence, made the statement in a recent interview with Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper. The event will take place in the context that Vietnam and Russia are witnessing the flourishing development of their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and bilateral defence relations, Thang noted. Vietnam’s viewpoints on security and development issues will be expressed at the event, he said. On the sidelines of the conference, Minister Lich will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, during which the two sides will discuss ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries, towards reinforcing the friendship between the two armies, Thang stressed. He also highlighted the importance … [Read more...] about Vietnam to attend international security conference in Russia
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke at the even (Photo: vov.vn)The event attracted the participation of 850 representatives from 95 countries, including 30 Defence Ministers, 15 Chiefs of General Staff and the deputies of the Defense Ministers, in addition to 8 international organizations and 68 foreign experts who are pioneers in the security field. More than 700 representatives of domestic and foreign mass media have registered to highlight the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security. The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the experience of fighting terrorism in Syria would be one of the main subjects in the conference. During the conference, the Russian side would show its expectations about the situations’ development in the Middle East. The high-ranking Vietnamese military delegation led by General Ngo Xuan Lich, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defence Minister, is attending the event. As planned, on the sidelines of the … [Read more...] about 7th Conference on International Security opens