China, Indonesia to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership

The Vietnamese delegation has a working session with India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) representatives (Source: VNA)   New Delhi (VNA) – A delegation of the Centre for Indian Studies (CIS) under the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) is on a visit to India from August 6-18 to explore how soft power is used in the country. On August 9, the delegation visited India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and engaged in a seminar on the India-Vietnam relations, under which the Indian side shared experience in promoting its soft power. The seminar was co-chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Van Toan, CIS Director and Chairman of the HCMA’s Science Council, and Prof. Harsh V.Pant , Director of the ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. Later the same day, the delegation visited the Centre for East Asia Studies (CEAS) under the School of International Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Toan, who led the delegation, and CEAS Director Prof. Dr. Srikanth Kondapalli discussed the possibility to enhance the two sides’ cooperation in research and training in the field of soft power promotion. They also talked about ways to enhance connectivity between scholars as well as learning exchange between Vietnam and India in general and the two centres in particular. On this occasion, Toan co-chaired a seminar with professors, lecturers, researchers and students of JNU. Apart from Delhi, the delegation is scheduled to make fact-finding trips to agencies…... [read more]

 Delegates in a joint photo Present at the party were Hong Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam; Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong,  member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission and Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army; other representatives from Vietnamese ministries, departments; and representatives from friendship organizations. Addressing the event, Senior Colonel Luobin, Defense, Military, Naval, Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam reviewed the Chinese PLA’s building and development and the relationship between Vietnam and China, two neighboring countries. The Chinese attaché emphasized the ties between the two militaries as an important pillar of the two countries’ relationship. He stressed that the visits of senior leaders of Vietnam and China to each country over the past time have strengthened the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership. He also noted enhanced exchanges of high-ranking military delegations, defense strategic dialogues, effective cooperation in cadre-training and United Nations peacekeeping operations. He hoped that in the coming time, the bilateral defense cooperation would further develop. On behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense’s leadership, Sr. Lt. Gen. Luong Cuong congratulated the Chinese PLA’s personnel on the important day. The Vietnamese officer underscored the long-lasting relationship between the two countries, stressing that it is a valuable treasure that the two Parties, States and peoples should inherit, preserve and develop. Gen. Cuong also laid stress on the comprehensive…... [read more]

State President Nguyen Minh Triet and his wife will officially visit Russia from October 27 to 29 and Mongolia from October 30-31 at the invitation of Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev and Mongolia’s President Nambaryn Enkhbayar. The visits come at a time when Vietnam is successfully implementing the renewal process, consistently pursuing foreign policy of independence, openness, multi-lateralisation and diversification, achieving a high economic growth rate and deeply integrating into the region and the world elevating the position of the country in the international arena. Despite socio-economic difficulties in 2008, Vietnam is still a potential destination for foreign investors. President Triet’s visits to Russia and Mongolia affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always attach great importance to consolidating and strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia and traditional relations of friendship with Mongolia and raising these relations to new heights for mutual benefit. Vietnam welcomes Russia’s great achievements in development. Since 2000, under the leadership of former President Vladimir Putin, Russia has covered and developed strongly. Mr Putin implemented a series of measures to stabilise society, consolidate power and State sanctions, reform the political system, ensure territorial integrity and restore order in Kavkaz. Handing over power took place in a peaceful and constitutional manner. D. Medvedev’s becoming President and Mr Putin’s undertaking the Prime Minister position have created stability for Russia in its internal and external policies as well as economic policies. Regarding the economy, after serious difficulties due to a crisis in the 90s, since 2001 the Russian…... [read more]

The visit reaffirms Vietnam and Russia’s special traditional relationship, which has steadily developed during the past 60 years. It also reiterates Vietnam’s consistent policy of attaching importance to strengthening relation with Russia. The two countries have built on a firm foundation for cooperation. The valuable support of the Russian Party, State and people has greatly contributed to Vietnam’s success in its past struggle for national liberation and unification, as well as its current cause of national construction and defence. Russia has taken the mantle of the former Soviet Union in developing international relations, including the relationship with Vietnam. The two sides signed an agreement on basic principles for Vietnam-Russia relations in 1994, opening a new phase in the development of bilateral ties. Bilateral relations in the 21st century have been formalised by the signing of a joint statement on a comprehensive strategic partnership during Russian President V. Putin’s visit to Vietnam in 2001. During his talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Moscow in September 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that 2009 witnessed the strong development of Vietnam-Russia ties. Despite the negative impact of the global economic crisis, two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Russia reached more than US$1.7 billion last year. Both sides have agreed to boost trade and investment promotion and complete negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement to help them achieve a two-way trade turnover of US$10 billion in the future. Currently, Russian companies are taking part in 60 projects in Vietnam, with…... [read more]

As it takes place on the 95 th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution (November 7), the visit offers an important opportunity for the two countries to discuss measures and ways to enhance their comprehensive cooperation in every aspect, especially economics, trade and investment, as well as speeding up major joint projects. On the agenda will be the early start of negotiations for the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will be the foundation for increasing trade between Vietnam and the Russia -Kazakhstan- Belarus customs alliance. On January 30, 1950, Vietnam and Russia officially set up diplomatic ties. On June 16, 1994, the two countries signed a treaty on the basic principles for Vietnam and Russia’s friendship, as a legal framework for bilateral relations during the new period of development. Both countries signed a joint statement on their strategic partnership on March 1, 2001 and issued a joint statement on strengthening their comprehensive strategic partnership on July 27, 2012. Political relations between Vietnam and Russia have been continuously consolidated with the regular exchange of senior-level delegations, including visits to Russia by Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh in October 2002 and July 2010, President Tran Duc Luong in May 2004, President Nguyen Minh Triet in August 2008 and May 2010, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in September 2007 and December 2009, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An in January 2003, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong in April 2009 and President Truong Tan Sang in July 2012. Visits to…... [read more]

Attendees discussed measures to lift two way trade turnover to US$100 billion. Vietnam Ambassador Nguyen Van Tho praised positive development in Vietnamese Chinese comprehensive strategic partnership and expected participants to look for solutions for promoting bilateral potential and realizing targets set by leaders from both countries. A professor from the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Bo Zhengshui, said China’s recent devaluation of the Yuan does not impact bilateral trade balance as Vietnam has also adjusted its exchange. “Vietnam was the most rapid in exchange rate adjustment and there will be no major impact on bilateral imports and exports. We should look for other measures to ensure a balanced trade rather than depending on foreign exchange rates," he added.... [read more]

Deputy PM Hung welcomed the collaboration between the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Xinhua in organising photo exhibitions to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and China in Hanoi and Beijing and hoped the events will help boost the two countries’ friendship. MR Hung took the occasion to highlight the two news agencies’ important role in the press system of each country. Together with the fine development of the Vietnam-China relationship under the motto “friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-term stability and future oriented vision” and in the spirit of “good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners” reached between the two countries’ senior leaders, the two news agencies would continue their solidarity, cooperation and exchange of experiences on modern press, said the deputy PM. The two news agencies will cover the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties, thus helping to deepen bilateral comprehensive cooperation, he added. Deputy General Director Zhang, who is in Vietnam for the opening of the photo exhibition in Hanoi, informed the host of growing cooperation between Xinhua and VNA in the areas of monetary, financial and television information. The photo exhibitions in Hanoi and Beijing are opportunities for the two national news agencies to share experiences, Zhang said. Zhang took the occasion to affirm that Xinhua will work with VNA to provide timely and accurate information on Vietnam’s renewal process and China’s open-door reform, thus promoting the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.... [read more]

The event, held by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), is part of a visit to Vietnam by State Duma deputies from October 28-November 2, aimed at strengthening the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership. Strozaeva Lubov Viktorovna from the Centre for Strategic Cooperation under the State Duma said new initiatives that has been unveiled during the visit will be undertaken in Vietnam to bring real benefits to its people and businesses. She expressed hope that the RCSC’s Archive Centre will be built shortly to serve as a further bridge between the two nations. Dr. Nguyen Trong Tinh, Head of the Vietnam Institute for Applied Physics and Scientific Instrument, said the State Duma visit opens up new investment opportunities and helps his Institute learn more about Russia’s advancements in science and technology. A symposium between Vietnam and the Commonwealth of Independent States in late 2013 will further boost bilateral high-tech cooperation, he added.... [read more]

At a June 18 reception for Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador Sugy Ryotaro and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki in Hanoi, Minister Quang affirmed the time-honoured friendship enjoyed by Vietnam and Japan. Since the two countries established the comprehensive strategic partnership, their relevant ministries and agencies have promoted cooperative programs and projects beneficial to both sides. Quang thanked the Japanese Government and its agencies for helping the Vietnam police force’s anti-crime efforts, social order maintenance, piracy prevention, and rescue operations. He highlighted the Japanese leaders’ contributions to the Vietnam-Japan friendship in general and the close relations between Japan’s law enforcement agencies and Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security in particular. The Japanese ambassadors committed to sparing no effort to lift the friendship to a new height in the interests of both nations and for peace in the region and world.... [read more]

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Pham Xuan Son said this while meeting with leaders of Russia’s southern Ulyanovsk province during his July 20-22 trip. Son called on businesses from both nations to enhance economic, trade and investment ties among localities in a practical and effective way. He also expressed his hope that provincial authorities will continue helping Vietnamese expatriates integrate into the host society. The provincial leaders said they treasure the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership and wish to help tighten closer economics, trade and investment links. Working with local universities, the two sides devised a score of measures to promote education-training cooperation and suggested sending more Vietnamese students to Ulyanovsk in the future. During the visit, the Vietnamese delegation laid a wreath at a monument dedicated to late President Ho Chi Minh and toured several farms, production facilities and shopping malls owned by Vietnamese nationals in Russia.... [read more]

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