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NDO - A Nhan Dan Online selection of notable events that made headlines over the past week. 1. Party General Secretary pays State visit to Cambodia Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and a delegation of high-ranking Vietnamese officials paid a State visit to Cambodia from July 20-22 at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni. During his stay in Cambodia, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with Cambodian King Nodorom Sihamoni, meetings with Vice President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the Senate of Cambodia Samdech Say Chhum, Honorary President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin, and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen. He also attended an inauguration ceremony of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument in Preah Sihanouk province. 2. Laos Vice President visits Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Lao Vice President Phankham Viphavanh, July 18, 2017 - Photo: VNA Vice President of Laos, Phankham Viphavanh, visited Vietnam to attend the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the ceremony marking 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. The Vice President of Laos attended meetings with top Vietnamese leaders including Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 3. Vietnam, Thailand boost political-security cooperation A Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Public Security, Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam, participated in the…... [read more]

(VOVworld) – Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s revisit to Vietnam amidst the flourishing extensive strategic partnership between the two countries. At a reception in Hanoi on Monday, Mr. Trong reiterated Vietnam’s unswerving policy of respecting the relationship with Japan. He suggested that both sides increase political trust through exchanges of visits by leaders of the State, Government, and National Assembly of Vietnam and Japan. President Tran Dai Quang received Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hanoi on Monday. He said Vietnam treasures its relations with Japan and considers it a top priority Vietnam’s foreign policy. The President called for more exchanges of visit between ministries, companies and people and called for mutual support in international fora, especially at the United Nations, ASEAN, APEC and ASEM. Prime Minister Abe said Japan considers the upcoming visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor scheduled for this March as a symbol of bilateral friendship and cooperation. Prime Minister Abe said Japan treasures the upcoming visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor this March as a symbol of bilateral friendship and cooperation. National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday. She asked Japan to continue offering Official Development Assistance to support Vietnam’s social economic development, key national projects, energy and climate change adaptation projects. She called for more exchanges of visit between the two legislatures and senior visits between the two governments. Prime Minister Abe pledged to contribute more to Vietnam’s…... [read more]

Nguyen Anh Tuan, chairman of the board of management, and Bui Van Thuan, general director, were presented the awards at a ceremony in Hanoi that was attended by Hoang Trung Hai, secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee. Other prominent national figures in attendance were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, State President Tran Dai Quang, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. “In the 20 years since we were first founded, a lot has changed in how we communicate to and interact with our customers,” said Mr Thuan in his acceptance speech. He stressed the company would continue to execute its mission to become an international brand. He said as part of our branding effort, the company has focused its efforts on building from the ground up with the consumer in mind, making it easy for people to quickly find the information and answers they need to help them make smart insurance buying decisions. PVI Holdings was voted as one of the top 50 listed companies on the Vietnam stock exchange in 2015 by Forbes Vietnam. It was also among the leading 50 Vietnam Brands in 2015 as voted by Brand Finance.... [read more]

The event was also attended by Party leader Nong Duc Manh, former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong. In his speech, Party leader Manh praised the contributions young people have made to the cause of national construction. Under the clear-sighted leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, many young people, together with the party, people and the armed forces won a glorious victory in their past struggle for national liberation and the current Doi Moi (Renewal) process, Mr Manh emphasised. Over the past few years, Vietnam’s Youth Union have got young people’s involved in movements aimed at reducing poverty, building new lives for themselves in order to make Vietnam become a strong nation with rich people living in a just, democratic and civilised society. Mr Manh called on all Vietnamese young people to uphold the national tradition of studying and working hard to contribute to the nation’s renewal process in the new era. On the occasion, Party leader Manh presented the Union a hanging which reads “ Vietnamese young people with great ambition, solidarity and creativity for the cause of national construction and defense”.... [read more]

State President visits Attapeu province State President visit Champasak province Vietnam, Laos hold high-level talks Vinh told the media that the visit, taking place from February 9-11, raised the curtain on the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012. President Sang held talks with General Secretary of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party and State President Chummaly Sayason and met with Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotu. He also paid a courtesy visit to former Lao President Khamtai Siphandon and several other former Lao leaders, and met with Vietnamese embassy staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Laos. He visited Champasak and Attapeu provinces and attended investment promotion dialogues in central and southern provinces of Laos. Vinh said a strong consensus was reached on the importance of and determination to further cement the bilateral relationship as an invaluable asset which should be maintained and developed for future generations. They officially launched the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012 to mark the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the 35th anniversary of their Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. Accordingly, they agreed that both countries will work closely to successfully organise activities, increase the exchange of delegation visits, boost cooperation between their ministries and localities, and train young generations about the history and development of the special Vietnam-Laos relationship. The leaders agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas, from politics, diplomacy, security and national defence to economics, trade, investment, culture and education, aiming to raise bilateral…... [read more]

The Council of State Awards and the Ministry of Science and Technology held a ceremony in Hanoi on February 18 to present the 2010 Ho Chi Minh Awards and State Awards for Science and Technology. Attending the ceremony were State President Truong Tan Sang; Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and Head of the CPV’s Popularization and Education Commission Dinh The Huynh; Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan; and representatives from central ministries and sectors, along with 500 delegates. In his speech, Chairman of the Council of State Awards and Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said the HCM Awards and State Awards for Science and Technology, which are handed out every five years, are the highest distinctions in the field of science and technology. The awards aim to honour outstanding scientific and technological projects of significant value to society. Thirty two projects received Ho Chi Minh and State prizes. The projects cover various fields including natural and social sciences, the humanities, science and technology, agriculture, medicine and pharmacology. Addressing the awards ceremony, President Sang praised the great contributions Vietnamese scientists have made to the cause of national construction and defence, saying that the honorable Party and State awards are in recognition of their silent contributions to the country. He also said he believes that scientists, especially the younger generation, will continue making ever greater contributions to the process of national industrialization and modernization, helping Vietnam keep…... [read more]

Bulgaria ready to help Vietnam expand EU ties NA Chairman: Vietnam hopes to boost ties with Bulgaria Party Politburo member Le Hong Anh made the statement at a reception for visiting Bulgarian National Assembly Chairwoman Tsetska Tsacheva, in Hanoi on April 16. Mr Anh thanked Bulgaria for its valuable assistance to Vietnam’s national construction and defence and affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) supports the growing relations between the two National Assemblies. Chairwoman Tsetska praised Vietnam’s achievements under the leadership of the CPV and briefed the host on the results of talks with other Vietnamese leaders. She pledged all-out efforts to promote the friendship between the two NAs and peoples.... [read more]

He made the remarks at a reception in Hanoi on April 25 for Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou, who was in Vietnam to attend a conference on relations between the Vietnam and Laos National Assemblies. Mr Trong affirmed that the conference was one of the important events of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2012, and a vivid manifestation of the special solidarity between the two countries. Cultural exchange celebrates Vietnam-Lao relations Lao NA delegation arrives for friendship conference He expressed his belief that the Lao people will continue to gain greater achievements in the renewal process and successfully implement the Resolution of the 9th Party Congress and its five-year socio-economic development plan. The Party chief also said he expects the two legislative bodies will continue to work closely, increase information and experience sharing, and contribute to deepening the two countries' traditional friendship and special solidarity. Yathotou said the Lao NA will work closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to implement the signed agreements. Meanwhile, President Truong Tan Sang held a separate reception for the top Lao lawmaker, during which he lauded her contribution to fostering ties between the two countries. He said Vietnam is ready to support Laos in organizing the 7th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP 7) in Vientiane from October 3-4 and the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 9) in Laos by the end of this year. The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Yathotou.... [read more]

Strengthening Vietnam-Laos comprehensive cooperation A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between the Ministries of Home Affairs of the two countries in Hanoi on June 18. Under the MoU, both ministries will increase the exchange of information and experience in fields of their charge, as well as visits by senior level officials and specialists. The Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs will provide professional assistance to its Lao counterpart by sending specialists to help draw up policies and laws in this field. Vietnam will also offer one-month training courses for 20 Lao officials each year. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Laos Minister for Home Affairs Khampan Philavong praised Vietnam for supporting the Laos General Department of Administration and Civil Servant Management (now the Ministry for Home Affairs). He said he hopes that Vietnam will continue to support and work with Laos’ newly established ministry to create an effective and efficient administration. Vice President in Laos Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan led a Vietnamese high-level delegation to Laos on June 18 for a three-day official visit. Doan was received by top Lao leaders, including Prime Minister Thoongsinh Thammavong, Vice President Boungnang Volachit and National Assembly Chairwoman Pani Zahthotou in separate meetings. They all agreed that the special Vietnam-Laos relations have been growing in all aspects, including politics, national defence security, economics-trade-investment and education and training. Specifically, two-way trade turnover has constantly increased significantly annually, and Vietnam has become the leading investor in Laos with over US$3.57 billion. The two…... [read more]

Vietnam-Laos relationship is an invaluable asset: Party leader FM praises Vietnam-Laos relationship Anh, who is also permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Secretariat, attended a meeting to mark the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. The Lao leader said the visit strengthens the special solidarity and friendship between the two countries. For his part, Anh affirmed that Vietnam will do its best, together with Laos, to keep and foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two parties and nations, lifting them to new heights. He conveyed the invitations of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Truong Tan Sang to General Secretary and President Chummaly Sayasone to visit Vietnam in 2012. The same day, Anh met with National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou. The two officials valued the close cooperation between the two countries’ legislative bodies of Vietnam and Laos in the recent past and expressed their belief that relations will be further galvanized in future. At an awards ceremony later, Anh presented the Gold Star Order, the Vietnamese State and Party’s highest distinction, to Lao PM Thongsing Thammavong and NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou and the Ho Chi Minh Order and Independence Order, first class, to those who have made outstanding contributions to strengthening the Vietnam-Laos relationship.... [read more]

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