Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Vietnam  >>Tie  >> Viet Nam, Philippines set to strengthen strategic ties
NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs    2 February  2015  

Viet Nam, Philippines set to strengthen strategic ties

 Viet Nam and the Philippines began discussions on the establishment of a strategic partnership during a two-day visit to the Philippines by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. The visit ended yesterday.

During the visit, made at the invitation of Foreign Minister Albert F. del Rosario, the Vietnamese and Philippine Ministers co-chaired a meeting of the Viet Nam-Philippines Joint Commission on reaching a Strategic Partnership agreement.

At the meeting, the two sides noted that bilateral relations between the Philippines and Viet Nam were growing in various aspects, including in politics, trade and investment, fisheries, marine and oceanic affairs, defence and security co-operation, and others.

The two sides expressed delight at the stable growth of two-way trade, which reached US$2.8 billion in 2014. They agreed to resume meetings of the sub-committees on trade co-operation to seek ways to increase trade value to more than US$3 billion.

Both sides confirmed the importance of their rice trading affiliation, while agreeing to continue enhancing collaboration in maritime-ocean affairs, including realising agreements in fisheries, search and rescue, and coping with oil spills in the ocean.

Deputy PM Minh thanked the Philippines for its friendly and humanitarian approach to issues related to Vietnamese fishermen and boats, which he said created favourable conditions for fishermen to return home safely.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the two Ministers expressed concern at ongoing large-scale encroachment activities that pose threats to peace and stability in the region as well as to the lives of many people across coastal states in the East Sea

The two Ministers agreed that the parties concerned should adhere to the ASEAN-China Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), conclude a Code of Conduct (COC) in view of the urgency of the issue, and exercise restraint from undertaking any action that may escalate tension in the East Sea.

They also reaffirmed that disputes in the East Sea should be solved by peaceful measures in accordance with international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

They reiterated their commitment to continued bilateral and multilateral co-operation towards the establishment of the ASEAN Community as well as upholding the centrality and unity of the ASEAN in the evolving regional architecture.

The two Ministers also reaffirmed the invaluable friendship between the Philippines and Viet Nam and the importance of their partnership in the ASEAN.

During his stay, Deputy PM Minh paid a courtesy call to Vice President Jejomar Binay and met with the CEO of the Metro Manila Group. He also laid a wreath at the President Ho Chi Minh Monument at the ASEAN Park in Manila.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                           February 2, , 2015 Subsribe Now !
• Anti-human trafficking efforts in Thailand achieves success Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Garuda to fly to nine secondary cities in China
• Brunei, Myanmar eye more cooperation in oil, gas sector
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Canada to establish Kingdom trade office
• Viet Nam, Philippines set to strengthen strategic ties
Asean Analysis                    January 29, 2015

• Asean Analysis January 29, 2015
Deepen financial system to support infrastructure development
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch    January  30,  2015
• Asean Stock Watch-January 30 , 2015
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  January 23, 2015

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand