Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang will attend the United Nations (UN) Summit during Sept 24-28 for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and related events in New York, the United States, the foreign ministry said on Monday.
The passing of controversial security bills marks historical watershed of Japan heading against its war-renouncing Constitution and 70-year-old tradition of not sending Japanese Self-Defense forces to other countries.
Japan abandoned its 70-year pacifism since the end of World War II as the parliament's upper house enacted a controversial legislation pushed forward by the government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said Friday that China and ASEAN members should make joint efforts to finish the negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) by the end of this year.
Japan's five largest opposition parties on Friday filed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet at the national Diet's lower house in their last-ditch efforts to delay a vote on a series of security bills possibly later the day in a plenary session of the upper house.