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Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Cambodia from July 20 to 22 is considered a move to boost the unbreakable ties between the two nations. General Secretary Trong joined talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon to discuss the Vietnam-Cambodia relationship, according to the Vietnam News Agency. PM Hun Sen considered Trong’s visit as historically significant to the sound neighborliness and time-honored traditional friendship between the two parties, governments, and peoples. The two leaders agreed that achievements attained over the past five decades of diplomatic ties serve as an important foundation for the two countries to take their relationship to the next level. The current visit, as well as PM Hun Sen’s recent trip to Vietnam, is seen as a means of boosting the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation of two sides. Both sides reached a consensus to step up the connection between the two economies on a win-win basis, focusing on bringing the value of bilateral trade relating to infrastructure, energy, tourism, agriculture, and forestry to US$5 billion prior to 2025.   Both governments will provide favorable conditions for local businesses to operate and invest, while collaboration will also be carried out to improve education, training, and human resource skills to meet demands for development and global integration. Regarding border issues, the leaders pledged to respect and fully implement agreements signed between both countries, agreeing to soon complete the…... [read more]

Vietnam is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of suitcases, backpacks, and handbags, the country’s Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO) announced on Thursday. The Southeast Asian nation exported US$3.2 billion worth of suitcases, backpacks, and handbags to the world’s most prominent bag importers in 2017, LEFASO said, citing statistics from the International Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association. According to LEFASO, Vietnam ranks fifth among the ten largest exporters of suitcases, backpacks, and handbags the world over, contributing 5.4 percent to last year’s global supply. Vietnam’s suitcase, backpack, and handbag industry has reported consistent growth of 10-15 percent over the past five years, according to LEFASO chairman Nguyen Duc Thuan. The growth is driven by international fashion brands who have taken notice of the quality of Vietnamese lather craftsmanship and chosen to move their handbag manufacturing facilities to Vietnam, Thuan added. In 2016, around 2.5 billion suitcases and handbags were bought around the world at the total cost of $300 billion. The U.S., Hong Kong, and Japan topped the list of global importers in 2016, according to LEFASO. China continues to hold its reign as the top exporter in the industry, accounting for 40.8 percent of global exports in 2016. In the first five months of this year, the U.S. was the largest export market for Vietnamese suitcases, backpacks, and handbags, generating $555 million, a six percent increase over the same period in 2016, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday. The…... [read more]

The United States (US) has been the largest export market for Vietnamese footwear, bags and suitcases in the first five months of 2017, the General Department of Customs said. Viet Nam exports footwear products to 100 countries, of which 72 bring an export value of $1 million per market.  At US$1.99 billion, the export value of local footwear products to the US saw a year-on-year increase of 13.9 per cent, and accounts for 35.2 per cent of Viet Nam’s total footwear export value, the Vietnam News Agency reported today. The European Union (EU) ranks second at $1.76 billion, which is a surge of 9.7 per cent over the same period in 2016, and accounts for 31.15 per cent of the total footwear export revenue. Other leading export markets of local footwear products include China at $418.4 million, up 31.1 per cent; Japan at $284.4 million, up 4.4 per cent; and South Korea at $158.3 million, up 15.5 per cent. In the first five months of this year, the US was also the largest export market for Vietnamese handbags, suitcases and briefcases, bringing in $555 million, which is 6 per cent higher than the same period in 2016. The EU is its second largest export market at $365 million, up 8.2 per cent. The other three large export markets for these items include Japan at $146.5 million, up 1.7 per cent; China at $57.6 million, down 6.8 per cent; and South Korea at $52.8 million, down 0.4 per cent. Statistics from…... [read more]

Phnom Penh, July 19 (VNA) – The upcoming visit to Cambodia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong from July 20-22 will help elevate the bilateral traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation to a new height, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thach Du said in a recent interview to Vietnam News Agency.  The Ambassador noted that the visit, the second of the Party chief to Cambodia after the first one on December 6-8, 2011, is taking place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties, which shows that Vietnam always attaches great importance to the neighbourliness and friendship between the two countries.  The visit also aims to affirm Vietnam’s adherence to the motto of good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation with Cambodia, which was agreed by the two sides in 2005, he added.  The ambassador stressed that the upcoming visit of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong follows a series of visits by President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.  He also noted that in recent years, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia has paid several official visits to Vietnam. This year saw Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin visit Vietnam to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties.  During the visits, leaders of the two countries have reiterated their strong determination…... [read more]

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thang Du (Photo: VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) – The upcoming visit to Cambodia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong from July 20-22 will help elevate the bilateral traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation to a new height, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thang Du said in a recent interview to Vietnam News Agency. The Ambassador noted that the visit, the second of the Party chief to Cambodia after the first one on December 6-8, 2011, is taking place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties, which shows that Vietnam always attaches great importance to the neighbourliness and friendship between the two countries. The visit also aims to affirm Vietnam’s adherence to the motto of good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation with Cambodia, which was agreed by the two sides in 2005, he added. The ambassador stressed that the upcoming visit of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong follows a series of visits by President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. He also noted that in recent years, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia has paid several official visits to Vietnam. This year saw Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin visit Vietnam to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties. During the visits, leaders of…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The People’s Procuracy of Ha Noi recently issued its indictment of a US$9 million scam case involving Williams Viet Nam JSC, headed by Trinh Anh Minh, born in 1984. Trinh Anh Minh, CEO of Williams Viet Nam JSC, found to be defrauding 263 people for a total of VND230 billion ($10.1 million). — Photo: VNN Trinh Anh Minh, director and CEO of the company, was prosecuted on grounds of “appropriating property through swindling valued at VND500 million (some US$22,000) or more” as per Viet Nam Penal Code, Article 139, Paragraph 4. This criminal offense, considered “causing serious consequences,” attracts “imprisonment between 12 and 20 years, life imprisonment or capital punishment.” From May 2014 to October 2015, Trinh Anh Minh signed investment contracts with 263 people, cheating them of VND230 billion ($10.1 million). Some VND26 billion ($1.1 million) was returned to the victims, while the remaining VND204 billion ($8.98 million) remains unaccounted for, Vietnam News Agency reported. The company was founded by Minh in 2013 and according to its business licence, operates in trade promotion activities and events, wholesale construction materials, wholesale machinery, equipment and spare parts. Even though the company did not invest or trade in any item, Minh and his employees conducted heavy advertisement, giving out false information about imaginary profits the company was making in various fields -- from restaurants, karaoke, mobile phone store, watch shops, clothing shops, to debt purchase and real estate dealings, to attract investment from unsuspecting people. To attract large sums…... [read more]

In an interview with Vientiane-based Vietnam News Agency, the Lao government leader stressed the need to step up bilateral relations, which he described as a valuable common asset of the two nations.  He called for joint efforts to develop the relationship, especially in educating young generations on the time-honoured relations. He lauded the significant strides in bilateral ties in politics, defence-security, socio-economic development and human resources development. The year 2017 is important for Vietnam and Laos as the two nations are celebrating the 55th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, PM Sisoulith said. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the two countries have effectively coordinated in the international arena, he added. The Lao leader also expressed his joy over economic links between the two countries, as well as increasing investment from his country in Vietnam, affirming that this has boosted the position of the two nations in the international arena, promoted economic growth and improved living standards of their people. The two nations should continue working closely to move ties forward, thus expanding friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two Parties, Governments and people in the future, he stressed.... [read more]

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has suggested fostering all-around ties between his country and Vietnam, towards deepening the Vietnam-Laos friendship.  Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (R) and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc In an interview with Vientiane-based Vietnam News Agency, the Lao government leader stressed the need to step up bilateral relations, which he described as a valuable common asset of the two nations.  He called for joint efforts to develop the relationship, especially in educating young generations on the time-honoured relations. He lauded the significant strides in bilateral ties in politics, defence-security, socio-economic development and human resources development. The year 2017 is important for Vietnam and Laos as the two nations are celebrating the 55th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, PM Sisoulith said. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the two countries have effectively coordinated in the international arena, he added. The Lao leader also expressed his joy over economic links between the two countries, as well as increasing investment from his country in Vietnam, affirming that this has boosted the position of the two nations in the international arena, promoted economic growth and improved living standards of their people. The two nations should continue working closely to move ties forward, thus expanding friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two Parties, Governments and people in the future, he stressed. VNA... [read more]

HCM City People's Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong receives Kanagawa Governor Kuroiwa Yuji (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City is willing to create all favourable conditions for Japanese investors, including those from Kanagawa prefecture, to operate effectively in the city, especially in the fields of mechanics, information technology and plastics. The statement was made by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong at a reception for visiting Kanagawa Governor Kuroiwa Yuji in the city on July 14. The two localities see great potential for collaboration in the field of public health care, which is an important demand of HCM City and a strength of Kanagawa, he said. Congratulating the Japanese prefecture on the successful organisation of the Vietnam Festa Kanagawa 2017, the largest-ever Vietnam festival in Japan, Phong said the event offered a good chance for Japanese people to better their understanding of the Vietnamese culture and people, contributing to tightening their friendship and solidarity with Vietnamese people, including those in HCM City. He also suggested the Kanagawa Governor to continue creating optimal conditions for the city’s health care and technical postgraduates to pursue further education in the prefecture. Expressing his impression at HCM City’s dynamic development, Kuroiwa Yuji affirmed his readiness to connect the city with Kanagawa businesses, especially in areas where Vietnamese trainees in Japan can work. He said he wishes to foster cooperation with HCM City in health care, exchanging experience and…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the ambassadors at the meeting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged ambassadors andheads of Vietnamese diplomatic agencies abroad for the 2017-2020 term to work hard to promote the image of Vietnam to the world at a meeting with them on July 14. Stressing the significance of State diplomacy and the important role of ambassadors, he expressed hope that the diplomats will foster Vietnam’s relations with their host countries in all fields, including economy, trade, investment, education and tourism. They should also introduce improvements in Vietnam’s investment environment in order to attract more investments, he asked. The PM held that the sound external policy that Vietnam is implementing is afavourable condition for the diplomats to fulfil their assigned talks. Highlighting the huge overseas Vietnamese community of 4.5 million, he said that ambassadors and heads of Vietnamese diplomatic agencies abroad should provide all possible support for expatriates to help settle their lives in the host countries and look towards the homeland. At the meeting, the diplomats vowed to exert every effort to maintain and promote internal solidarity and complete their tasks, contributing to bolstering partnerships between Vietnam and the host countries, promoting the image of Vietnam to the world and further enhancing the country’s position in the world arena.-VNA... [read more]




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