Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse on November 27 arrived in Seoul, continuing crucial activities within the framework of the official visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) at the invitation of RoK President Moon Jae-in.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested that the Republic of Korea (RoK) actively support ASEAN in training high-quality human resources so that the ASEAN workforce can meet the requirements of the digital economy.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on the Republic of Korea’s investors to increase presence in ASEAN countries in a bid to raise ASEAN-RoK trade volume to US$200 billion by 2020.
The ASEAN Committee in Mexico, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, joined hands with authorities of Mexico’s Yucatan state to arrange a business forum in Merida city on November 15.
ASEAN defence ministers and their counterparts from China, Japan and the US held informal meetings on November 17, in the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Retreat (ADMM Retreat) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 25th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ATM 25) and related meetings have been a success with the signing of a number of important agreements to facilitate air, maritime and land transportation, Transport Minister Nguyen Van The told a press conference in Hanoi on November 15.
The European Union (EU) has launched the civil society component of a 24 million EUR (about 26 million USD) programme to support Sustainable Use of Peatland and Haze Mitigation in ASEAN (SUPA).