The Myanmar government and private sector will cooperate in their efforts for reforestation to fight gradual deforestation in the country, official media reported on Friday.

Some of the key power transmission projects, worth a total of 1.1 trillion Vietnamese dong (48.4 million U.S. dollars), built to ensure power supply for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam this year, have been completed.

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) said Friday that it conducted a joint drill east of Okinawa with U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, according to local media reports.

South Korea on Friday denied U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about the cost of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system that was deployed in the nation's southeast region earlier this week.