PM Phuc sanguine of flourishing Vietnam-Malaysia ties

The two sides agreed to increase delegation exchanges and strengthen bilateral cooperation on all channels and in various fields and highlighted the importance of accelerating trade and investment promotion activities. They encouraged the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and Malaysia’s Petronas to seek mutual cooperation and cooperation with the third party. They consented to step up cooperation in security and national defense, soon negotiate and sign cooperation agreements on combating human trafficking, extradition, and hand over of prisoners to fine-tune legal frameworks in combating crimes.  The two countries will support each other at regional and international forums, promote ASEAN’s solidarity and central role in the regional security architecture, and increase consultation for peace, security, stability, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea. They called on involved parties to practice restraint, not to use or threaten to use force, respect legal and diplomatic process, settle disputes on the basis of international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and soon finalize the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC). Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman began is on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Minister Anifah Aman at the Government Office.... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his delight at the growing relations between Vietnam and Malaysia during a reception for visiting Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Hanoi on July 27. >>> Vietnam, Malaysia hold 5th meeting of joint cooperation committee The PM hailed the outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Malaysia Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation, as the two sides reviewed the cooperation in politics, trade, investment, national defence-security, agro-forestry and discussed measures for existing issues, and promotion of multi-dimensional cooperation. The meeting was co-chaired by the Malaysian Foreign Minister and Vietnamese Deputy PM cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Malaysia is the seventh biggest trade partner and investor of Vietnam, having a trade value with Vietnam worth US$8.4 billion in 2016 and a total investment of US$12 billion as of May, 2017, PM Phuc said. He, however, noted that these figures have yet to match with the two nations’ cooperation potential. He urged the two sides to join hands in conducting activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2018, soon start negotiations and signing of cooperation agreements on anti-human trafficking, extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, search and rescue at sea, and boost labour and tourism links and people-to people exchange. Vietnam has created all favourable conditions for Malaysian investors in Vietnam, he reiterated. Welcoming Malaysia’s stance on the East Sea issues, PM Phuc underscored the spirit of building the East Sea a region of…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his delight at the growing relations between Vietnam and Malaysia during a reception for visiting Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Hanoi on July 27. >>> Vietnam, Malaysia hold 5th meeting of joint cooperation committee The PM hailed the outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Malaysia Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation, as the two sides reviewed the cooperation in politics, trade, investment, national defence-security, agro-forestry and discussed measures for existing issues, and promotion of multi-dimensional cooperation. The meeting was co-chaired by the Malaysian Foreign Minister and Vietnamese Deputy PM cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Malaysia is the seventh biggest trade partner and investor of Vietnam, having a trade value with Vietnam worth US$8.4 billion in 2016 and a total investment of US$12 billion as of May, 2017, PM Phuc said. He, however, noted that these figures have yet to match with the two nations’ cooperation potential. He urged the two sides to join hands in conducting activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2018, soon start negotiations and signing of cooperation agreements on anti-human trafficking, extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, search and rescue at sea, and boost labour and tourism links and people-to people exchange. Vietnam has created all favourable conditions for Malaysian investors in Vietnam, he reiterated. Welcoming Malaysia’s stance on the East Sea issues, PM Phuc underscored the spirit of building the East Sea a region of…... [read more]

Hanoi, July 27 (VNA) – A delegation of Party, State, Government, National Assembly and Vietnam Fatherland Front leaders on July 27 laid wreaths at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day.  The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.  At the Monument for Heroic Martyrs, the delegation commemorated fallen combatants who laid down their lives to safeguard the country, as well as contributors to the cause of national liberation, construction and protection.  The same day, several delegations, including those from the Central Military Commission – the Ministry of National Defence, the Central Public Security Commission – the Ministry of Public Security, the Government Office, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Committee of Hanoi, also laid wreaths in tribute to heroic martyrs and paid homage to President Ho Chi Minh.  The Vietnam Invalids and Martyrs Day is a special chance for the entire country to commemorate millions of martyrs and war invalids who sacrificed their lives and health during the wars. VNA/VNP ... [read more]

The programme featured historical relic sites across the country, including Bac Son Martyrs Monument in Hanoi, Ben Duoc Martyrs Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in the northern province of Thai Nguyen and Ancient Citadel in the central province of Quang Tri. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (1st from right) presents flowers to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and revolutionary contributors   Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, along with veterans, revolutionary contributors and Vietnamese Heroic Mothers attended the event. The programme opened with a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of martyrs who laid down their lives for national independence and freedom. War Invalids and Martyrs Day was observed for the first time 70 years ago at the 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in Hung Son commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province. Notably, the Quang Tri Ancient Citadel witnessed a fierce struggle to protect the citadel and Quang Tri township in 1972. Thousands of soldiers sacrificed during the 81-day battle. The fight contributed to Vietnam’s triumph at the Paris Conference and was a prerequisite for the General Offensive and Uprising in 1975, which liberated the South and reunified the country. The programme also featured Con Dao prison in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, where more than 20,000 prisoners were detained through its 113-year history. Among the 1,921 graves of martyrs in…... [read more]

The PM appreciated Samsung’s investment in Vietnam with its high committed capital and disbursement ratio. He especially praised the technology’s commitment to exporting 50 billion USD worth of products this year. He said that he is impressed with Samsung’s operation in Vietnam, which focuses on not only research and development (R&D) but also manufacturing and assembly. He hailed the firm for improving the living conditions for employees and workers and reaching a localisation rate of 57 percent for their products. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) visits Samsung Electronics Vietnam Thai Nguyen  The Government leader thanked the group for its contributions to Vietnam’s development, asking it to remain a role model in doing long-term business in the country. Samsung was also urged to pay more attention to the living conditions of workers and environmental protection while setting an example for other businesses. The PM also asked the group, as the biggest foreign-invested company in Vietnam, to create favourable conditions for local businesses to develop support industries and provide necessary services. Since it started operating in 2014, SEVT has increased its capital and revenue by 250 times to 5 billion USD and 20.4 billion USD. IT is a member of Samsung Electronics Vietnam, which contributed 20 percent of the country’s exports in 2016 (39.9 billion USD). Samsung Vietnam targets an export turnover of 50 billion USD and a localisation rate of 57 percent for its products, which are supplied by…... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offers incense to heroic martyrs (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of Party, State, Government, National Assembly and Vietnam Fatherland Front leaders on July 27 laid wreaths at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day. The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh. At the Monument for Heroic Martyrs, the delegation commemorated fallen combatants who laid down their lives to safeguard the country, as well as contributors to the cause of national liberation, construction and protection. The same day, several delegations, including those from the Central Military Commission – the Ministry of National Defence, the Central Public Security Commission – the Ministry of Public Security, the Government Office, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Committee of Hanoi, also laid wreaths in tribute to heroic martyrs and paid homage to President Ho Chi Minh. The Vietnam Invalids and Martyrs Day is a special chance for the entire country to commemorate millions of martyrs and war invalids who sacrificed their lives and health during the wars.-VNA ... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Around 313,700 houses will be renovated and/or built for Vietnamese citizens in recognition of their contribution to the nation in the second phase of the national housing aid project. A newly built house in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum under the housing aid project. — Photo: VNA/VNS These houses will be built from now until 2018. The project was launched in April 2013 by the then Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Around VND7.3 trillion (US$321 million) has been mobilised for the second phase; another VND840 billion ($37,000) will come from the State budget. Eligible households can use their own money to build and renovate their homes and will receive reimbursements from the State later. Spouses of Vietnamese citizens who died for the country can renovate their homes using the Government aid, provided they are able to present their house registration books and live at the same address as stated in the books. In case both the husband and wife are dead, their children will receive aid from the local budget, if local authorities establish that they are facing housing problems, and if they present relevant documents. Local authorities are responsible for mobilising annual local budgets and other financial sources for eligible candidates who have not been included in the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)’s proposal for housing aid, dated May 31 this year. Those who wish to renovate their existing house and not build a new one, and vice versa, and do…... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presents flowers to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and revolutionary contributors (Source: VNA)    Hanoi (VNA) – A live television programme was held on July 26 by the Vietnam Television and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) to mark War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). The programme featured historical relic sites across the country, including Bac Son Martyrs Monument in Hanoi, Ben Duoc Martyrs Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in the northern province of Thai Nguyen and Ancient Citadel in the central province of Quang Tri. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, along with veterans, revolutionary contributors and Vietnamese Heroic Mothers attended the event. The programme opened with a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of martyrs who laid down their lives for national independence and freedom. War Invalids and Martyrs Day was observed for the first time 70 years ago at the 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in Hung Son commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province. Notably, the Quang Tri Ancient Citadel witnessed a fierce struggle to protect the citadel and Quang Tri township in 1972. Thousands of soldiers sacrificed during the 81-day battle. The fight contributed to Vietnam’s triumph at the Paris Conference and was a prerequisite for the General Offensive and Uprising in 1975, which liberated the South and…... [read more]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly valued Samsung’s investment activities in Viet Nam, with its high registered capital and disbursement ratio, as well as its commitment to exporting over US$50 billion worth of products this year. Photo: VGP Addressing a working session with the Samsung Electronics Viet Nam Thai Nguyen (SEVT) on July 26, the Government leader said he was impressed by Samsung’s operations, which focus on not only assembly but also research and development (R&D) in Viet Nam. He hailed the firm for paying attention to training officials and workers, improving the living conditions of employees and obtaining an impressive localization rate of 57% for its products. Thanking Samsung for its contributions to Viet Nam’s development, PM Phuc asked the company to remain as a role model in conducting long-term business in the country, and to continue caring for the living conditions of workers and environmental protection whilst setting an example for other businesses in the issue. Samsung was also encouraged to create conditions for Vietnamese businesses to participate in providing it with other necessary services. Concerning the issue of Samsung washing machines manufactured in Viet Nam under a dumping investigation in the U.S. market, the PM voiced his support for Samsung and assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade to carry out the necessary procedures to protect the business as well as its achievements in Viet Nam. SEVT is a member of Samsung Electronics Viet Nam, which has contributed over 20% of the country’s total export revenues. Since it began operations in 2014, SEVT has expanded its staff by 700 times, to 66,500 employees, and increased its…... [read more]




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