City delegation visits Laos

PM Phuc asked ministries, sectors and localities to thoroughly grasp the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and laws, intensify educational campaigns to raise public awareness, and make the implementation of preferential policies for revolution contributors a duty and a frequent and long-term mission of the whole political system and the entire society. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presenting gifts for revolutionary contributors at the event  He expressed his hope that the war invalids, wounded soldiers, families of war martyrs, and revolution contributors will continue promoting the patriotic tradition and contribute more to the national building cause. According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), Vietnam has more than 9 million revolution contributors, including 1.2 million fallen soldiers, 127,000 Heroic Mothers, and 800,000 war invalids. Over the past 5 years, over 75,000 sets of remains of fallen soldiers have been found and reburied. Of the total, 16,600 sets of remains were repatriated from Laos and 15,100 sets brought back from Cambodia. The Party and State’s preferential policies have benefited 95.75 percent of the revolution contributors. The national conference, jointly held by the MoLISA, the Ministries and Defence and Public Security, the Nhan Dan Newspaper, and the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, was attended by 700 Heroic Mothers, war invalids, wounded soldiers, and martyrs’ relatives. Delegates watched documentaries on activities to show gratitude for those who rendered service to the nation, and heard stories of outstanding revolution contributors.…... [read more]

The Party chief hailed the center’s achievements in taking care of the national contributors and praised the staff’s efforts and high sense of responsibility to better the care for revolutionary contributors despite numerous difficulties. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong inquiring after policy beneficiaries at the event. Photo: VNA Inquiring after the health and families of the Vietnamese heroic mothers, fallen soldiers’ mothers, revolutionary contributors being cared at the center, the Party chief said they should be proud of themselves and their families’ traditions because they had made great contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of the Party and the country. He also showed deep gratitude for their huge compensable losses and sacrifices for the nation. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong confirmed that the care for war invalids, martyrs’ families and revolutionary contributors is the noble responsibility, sentiment and a token of gratitude that the Party and State have always paid due attention to and is also the whole society’s responsibility. He added that over the past seven decades, inheriting the national tradition of “When drinking water, remember its source” and following President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings, the Party, people and army have been taking due care of the revolutionary contributors. He commended the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Hanoi’s departments at all levels for their diverse and practical activities in paying gratitude to revolutionary contributors. Underscoring that history will never forget their devotions and sacrifices for…... [read more]

“Australia has a longstanding and strong history of engagement in Vietnam”, Australian Charge D’Affaires Layton Pike said. “We are working with Vietnam and other countries to ensure our region is safe, secure, and prosperous.  Australia’s defence cooperation program in Vietnam is part of this commitment”, Mr Pike said. Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs  The visit by Vice Admiral Griggs will allow him to see firsthand the positive contribution Australia’s defence partnership with Vietnam is making. It is also an important opportunity to look to the future of the bilateral defence cooperation program. Vice Admiral Griggs will meet with the Chief of the General Staff, LTGEN Phan Van Giang and the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, SLTGEN Pham Ngoc Minh, at the Ministry of National Defence in Hanoi during his visit. He will also meet with the Air Force-Air Defence, Navy and Coast Guard leaders to discuss further bilateral cooperation in a range of specialist areas, including maritime security. Vice Admiral Griggs will deliver a speech to Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence personnel on overcoming the challenges posed by Australia’s military modernization efforts. He will also visit the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre to discuss Vietnam’s current and future contributions to United Nations peacekeeping operations. Vice Admiral Griggs’ visit to Vietnam is one part of an extensive regional tour, including visits to Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, in which he will discuss Australia’s enduring cooperation with regional…... [read more]

Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presenting gift to MR9 Command  Present at the meeting were former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, former State President Le Duc Anh, former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, member of the Party Central Committee and Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, and Deputy Chief of the General Staff Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam. In his speech, MR9’s Commander Lieutenant General Nguyen Hoang Thuy emphasized that over the past five decades of building, combat and development, under the sound leadership of the Party, Uncle Ho, the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense as well as with the sense of responsibility and sentiments of Mekong Delta provinces’ Party and People’s Committees and people, the MR9 Party Committee has grown up strongly and closely attached to glorious feats of arms of MR9’s armed forces. On behalf of the Party and State, Ms. Thinh hoped MR9’s Party Committee and armed forces to continue building the committee strong in politics, ideology, organization and morals; enhance the essence of the working class; continue studying the Party’s viewpoints and guidelines on military and defense; build a firm position in the people’s heart and soul especially in strategic areas and revolutionary, regular, elite and gradually modern armed forces. Earlier, the delegates offered incense at the Victory Monument of MR9. Translated by Mai Huong... [read more]

The signing marked a milestone in sci-technology studies in fields of common interest, including hi-tech agriculture, aquaculture and processing, material technology, health science and renewable energies. Vietnam pays due attention to cooperation in science and technology and start-ups.  The MoU aims to support joint projects, organise events and meetings on science and technology, exchange information, delegations and experience and encourage cooperation among universities between the two nations. At the signing ceremony, Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis called the move the beginning of a new era between the two nations’ science and technology sectors. Israel wants to cooperate with other nations, including Vietnam, in science and technology development, Akunis said, adding that the Vietnam – Israel Joint Committee on Economics, Science and Technology will decide the cooperation details. He expressed his belief that the agreement will produce fruitful outcomes for both sides. Previously during a working session with the Israel Innovation Authority, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh lauded the growing cooperation between the two nations. Vietnam pays due attention to cooperation in science and technology and start-ups, he said, expressing his wish that would Israel share with Vietnam its experience in start-ups, and cooperate in hi-tech agriculture and information and communication technology. A legal framework is being built to boost cooperation with Israel in the field, Anh added. For his part,  Avi Luvton, Executive Director of the Authority’s International Cooperation Programs…... [read more]

Addressing the UN Security Council Open Debate on July 25, themed “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”, the diplomat said together with the international community, Vietnam is deeply concerned about the serious developments in the region, especially the recent escalating tensions and violent clashes in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN  She stressed that Vietnam strongly condemns all acts of violence that have caused the vast loss of lives, disruption of culture and livelihoods of civilians, and posed a serious threat to regional and international peace and security. “It is essential for all parties to exercise self-restraint, strictly comply with the UN Charter and international law, including the international humanitarian and human rights laws, implement the relevant UN Resolutions and take concrete actions to resume peace talks without any further delay,” Nga noted. The diplomat reaffirmed Vietnam’s unconditional support for the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people for their fundamental rights, especially the sacred right of self-determination and establishment of an independent and sovereign state. She called on the international community to “make use of every window of opportunity to strive for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East through negotiation under strong UN leadership”. Chaired by Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, the debate gathered representatives from nearly 50 countries and international organisations. Source: VNA... [read more]

The event saw the participation of 60 enterprises from the two nations. Addressing the opening ceremony, CAME President Fabian Tarrio highlighted Vietnam’s potential and room for trade exchanges between the two nations, expressing his hope that CAME will become a bridge to connect the two sides’ enterprises, contributing to raising their bilateral trade value. For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung underlined the remarkable growth rate of 20 percent on average during 2012-2016 of the economic–trade relations between Vietnam and Argentina since the Vietnam – Argentina comprehensive partnership was established in 2010. CAME President Fabian Tarrio speaking at the event. Photo: Vietnam+ He noted that Argentina is one of the most important partners of Vietnam in Latin America. According to the Ambassador, the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties in 2018 will be an important milestone in the long-term comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. He suggested the two sides play a more active role in the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the South America’s Trade Bloc MERCOSUR, in order to help each other enter the market in those two regions. Tran Duy Dong, Director of the America Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said Argentina is a potential market for Vietnamese key exports such as footwear, garment-textile, wood products, and handicraft. Vice versa, with a population of nearly 100 million people and increasing purchasing power, Vietnam is also a promising market…... [read more]

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Centre, the water level is currently 2.33 metres at Tan Chau station at the Tien River and 1.95 metres at Chau Doc station at the Hau River, 0.2-0.3 metres higher than the same period last year. The water level is forecast to reach its peak of 2.9 metres at Tan Chau and 2.45 metres at Chau Doc on July 26-27, respectively, about a half metre higher than the same period last year. Farmers and fishermen have been waiting for the annual flooding season to earn more money as the water is expected to wash away saline residue and protect aquatic resources. Farmers living in coastal areas in Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and Kien Giang provinces are relieved that water is slowing from the Mekong River as they will not have to face drought or saline intrusion, which occurred last year with devastating consequences. For the last few days, farmers have been catching linh fish, a specialty caught during the flooding season in the Mekong Delta. Pham Ut, 70, who lives in Dong Thap province’s Hong Ngu District, which borders Cambodia, said the soil had become impoverished this year. Ut usually plants three crops a year, but he decided to plant only two crops this year to wait for the water to enter the closed embankment, as required by district authorities. “For many years, farmers who grew three crops a year faced low…... [read more]

The signing marked a milestone in sci-technology studies in fields of common interest, including hi-tech agriculture, aquaculture and processing, material technology, health science and renewable energies. The MoU aims to support joint projects, organise events and meetings on science and technology, exchange information, delegations and experience and encourage cooperation among universities between the two nations. At the signing ceremony, Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis called the move the beginning of a new era between the two nations’ science and technology sectors. Israel wants to cooperate with other nations, including Vietnam, in science and technology development, Akunis said, adding that the Vietnam – Israel Joint Committee on Economics, Science and Technology will decide the cooperation details. He expressed his belief that the agreement will produce fruitful outcomes for both sides. Previously during a working session with the Israel Innovation Authority, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh lauded the growing cooperation between the two nations. Vietnam pays due attention to cooperation in science and technology and start-ups, he said, expressing his wish that would Israel share with Vietnam its experience in start-ups, and cooperate in hi-tech agriculture and information and communication technology.  A legal framework is being built to boost cooperation with Israel in the field, Anh added. For his part, Avi Luvton, Executive Director of the Authority’s International Cooperation Programs for the Asia Pacific Department suggested Vietnam improve its legal documents in line with the…... [read more]

Visitors at the 2016 Zhejiang export fair held in Ha Noi. — Photo hanoimoi.com The 2017 Zhejiang export fair will be held in Ha Noi from August 3 to 5, showcasing the best products from the Chinese province. The fifth Zhejiang export fair, organised at the Ha Noi International Exhibition Centre on Tran Hung Dao Street, will feature 150 booths of nearly 100 well-known businesses, Trinh Xuan Tuan, deputy general director of event organiser Viet Nam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company (Vinexad), said during a meeting held on Tuesday. Products on display will include machinery, electronic equipment, construction material and interior decoration furniture, as well as textiles and garment material and consumer products. With the slogan "Zhejiang products – spreading globally," the Zhejiang export fair has been held in many countries, such as Japan, Dubai, Czech Republic, Iran and Malaysia. Viet Nam is a gateway for Zhejiang’s import and export transactions and investment in Southeast Asia in particular and Asia in general. The fair will also be an opportunity for businesses to seek partnerships and serve as a bridge to further promote economic and trade relations between Zhejiang Province and Viet Nam. Zhejiang is a coastal province located in southeast China with ideal natural conditions. It has posted rapid economic growth in recent years and boasts economic relations with over 230 countries and territories around the world. Trade turnover of Zhejiang and Viet Nam reached US$6.7 billion, an increase of…... [read more]




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