The Hanoitimes – The visits are believed to enhance ties with the two neighboring countries amid growing economic relations. Vietnam, Laos target stronger economic ties in 2019 Cambodia king in Vietnam for leisure tour In Vietnam, PM Hun Sen says no foreign military bases allowed in Cambodia General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and President Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to Laos on February 24-25 and a state visit to Cambodia on February 25-26, local media has reported. President Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: Baochinhphu The visits will be made at the invitation of Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit and Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni. This will be the first overseas trip after Trong was elected president in October 2018. On February 20, President Trong received Laotian Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong in Hanoi. In November 2016, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited Laos, his first foreign tour after the 12th Congress of the CPV, which defined the start of a five-year term leadership of key positions like the CPV’s general secretary, president, prime minister, and ministers. In this visit, Vietnam and Laos signed seven agreements, including Vietnam’s donation to build a parliament hall in Vientiane and a high school in Bolikhamxay province, Vietnam’s investment in Hanoi-Vientiane expressway, and the strategic partnership for Houaphanh and Xiangkhouang provinces. Meanwhile, Trong’s latest visit to Cambodia was in July 2017 as the CPV’s chief. During the visit, the Phnom Penh Post reported that Vietnam would donor US$25 million… [Read full story]
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and WEF President Borge Brende at the “Vietnam and the World” dialogue in Davos on January 24 (Photo: VNA) Davos (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Borge Brende had a dialogue themed “Vietnam and the World” on January 24, in the framework of the ongoing WEF Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. This is the first time the WEF has held a particular session on Vietnam. Opening the dialogue, Brende highlighted the success of the WEF on ASEAN hosted by Vietnam in 2018, which delivered important and meaningful messages to the region and the world. That success not only reflected the importance of ASEAN but also helped improve Vietnam’s stature considerably, he noted. He also emphasised PM Phuc and the Vietnamese Government’s strong commitments and resolve to promote production so as to get further involved in global supply chains. For his part, PM Phuc said in 2018, although the world witnessed numerous complex and unpredictable changes, Vietnam’s GDP growth rate still approximated 7.1 percent, making it one of the countries with the fastest growth in the world, while the growth quality was also improved substantially. Expressing his optimism about economic development in 2019, he affirmed that Vietnam will make efforts to continue developing in a strong, sustainable and inclusive manner and ensure that no one is left behind. To do that, it will make use of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, push ahead with reforming the investment… [Read full story]
A high-ranking delegation of the Australian Senate led by President Scott Ryan arrived in Hanoi on January 20 evening, beginning an official visit to Vietnam over January 20-25. The visit is made at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1973, Vietnam and Australia have built strong and substantial ties on the basis of mutual respect and interest. Both nations upgraded their bilateral relationship to the level of a strategic partnership in March 2018 during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Australia.
President of the Australian Senate Scott Ryan (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Australian Senate Scott Ryan will pay an official visit to Vietnam from January 20-25 at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, according to the NA Committee for External Relations. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973, Vietnam and Australia have built strong and substantive relations on the basis of mutual respect and interest. The Vietnam-Australia Comprehensive Partnership, announced in 2009 and enhanced in 2015, underlines the concerted efforts of the governments and people of the two countries to advance bilateral relations. The two countries elevated their bilateral relationship to the level of a Strategic Partnership in 2018 on the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Australia.–VNA
The Vietnamese leader had a warmly meeting with the ambassadors. President Nguyen Phu Trong asked the ambassadors to give his regards and best wishes to leaders of Bulgaria, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Iceland, Lesotho, Arab Syria, Benin, Malta and Ghana. Besides that, he also wished the newly-appointed ambassadors to well complete their task as well as promote mutual cooperation relations. Vietnam is willing to create favorable conditions for the ambassadors in their working term, added Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong. BY TRAN BINH- Translated by Huyen Huong
“It is my pleasure to extend to you and the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), my best wishes and heartfelt congratulations on winning the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup at My Dinh National Stadium,” said the AFC boss in a letter sent to newly elected VFF President Le Khanh Hai. AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa “The Vietnamese team led by Park Hang-seo performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and were very convincing in their overall triumph. I wish you the best in your preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE.” Meanwhile, one day after the conclusion of the 2018 AFF Cup final, which saw Vietnam win 3-2 on aggregate against Malaysia, RoK President Moon Jae-in extended his congratulations, in both the RoK and Vietnamese languages, to Park’s side via his Facebook account. “I would like to warmly congratulate Vietnam’s national team led by Park Hang-seo on clinching the overall title at the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup. While witnessing the image of Vietnamese fans waving the Vietnamese and RoK flags in the final return leg, I had a feeling that the two countries have become increasingly close friends via football,” said the leader. RoK President Moon Jae-in (in red) and his wife visit Vietnam’s U23 squad during his visit to the country in March 2018. “I am very happy as such a glorious achievement was made by Park Hang-seo and his Vietnamese players, whom I directly met on the training field during my state visit to Vietnam in… [Read full story]
The Government of Vietnam is strongly committed to protecting intellectual property rights and providing capital to help young people realise their start-up dreams in the future. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (fourth from right) and other guests open the 2018 TechFest in Đà Nẵng.- VNS Photo Cong Thanh That was the message from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening ceremony of the national start-up day ‘Techfest 2018’ in the central city on Thursday. He stressed that start-up programmes will help the country reach its target of each person earning US$18,000 per year by 2045 when Vietnam celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Independence. Phúc said start-up programmes in Vietnam have achieved good results with 93 Vietnamese start-ups worldwide, but the figure still has room to grow. He said the innovation in start-up programmes is seen as a valuable resource. “News and information related to start-ups and innovation has been among the top key words searched for on Google in Vietnam recently. “It clearly shows that start-up and innovation have become major interest among Vietnamese people,” Phuc said. “Start-up programmes and centres have been established at colleges and universities and included in the curriculum. The Government also introduced the Project 844 to support start-up ideas among students and young people two years ago.” The PM also urged young people and students to think big and take risks in turning their desires and dreams in business start-ups. He said the Government plans to build up a national framework to promote… [Read full story]
The Hanoitimes – The process would continue with tireless efforts and no disheartened activities would be accepted, the president told voters. Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed the Party and state’s determination to continue fighting against corruption untiringly for sustainable development. President Nguyen Phu Trong meets with constituents on November 24. Photo: Chinhphu.vn Anti-corruption continues to be the central point in the development and requires effortless engagement of the whole society, the president said at a meeting with constituents in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh, Tay Ho, and Hoan Kiem districts. He said that the anti-corruption drive requires the cooperation of different sectors including inspection, audit, procuracy, and hearing in a well-disciplined process and judgment and in a humane way as well. The process would continue with tireless efforts and no disheartened activities would be accepted, the president told constituents. He emphasized the need of managing cadres and educating them when they derail to timely prevent wrongdoings. At the meeting, voters said it’s a pity that the National Assembly adopted revised Law on Anti-corruption without regulations on investigating unclear additional assets of cadres. The president said that the national legislative body would supplement the law once it gets more consensus from deputies. The law, which was passed in 2005, has been amended for four times. Vietnam, with the establishment of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption in 2013, has brought to light dozens of cases with culprits and defendants being senior officials, significantly regaining public trust in the state’s anti-corruption… [Read full story]