Deputy Prime Minister backs parliamentary ties with Mexico

NDO/VNA – The cooperation between the Vietnamese and Mexican legislative bodies has contributed to the overall development of bilateral relations, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. He made the remark while receiving Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Chair of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, in Hanoi on August 18. Minh said the Vietnamese Government offers full support to increasing parliamentary affiliations with Mexico. He asked the law-making agencies from both sides to continue backing the two governments’ measures to enhance their partnership, particularly in completing and implementing relevant legal frameworks and cooperation mechanisms. Praising the robust growth of Vietnam – Mexico relations in politics and trade, and their cooperation at international organisations and multilateral forums, the Deputy PM asked Mexico to help with expanding the ties, which would contribute to the success of the APEC Year 2017 and the Economic Leaders' Week in Vietnam. For her part, Gabriela Cuevas Barron expressed her admiration for Vietnam’s reform achievements over the past three decades. She stressed that the Mexican leaders and Senate value and want to bolster their comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam. Host and guest discussed in detail measures to boost bilateral ties at international organisations and multilateral forums, Vietnam’s candidacy for the position of UNESCO director general for the 2017-2021 tenure, and Mexico’s bid to become IPU’s President for 2017-2020. ... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The cooperation between the Vietnamese and Mexican legislative bodies has contributed to the overall development of bilateral relations, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. He made the remark while receiving Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Chair of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, in Hanoi on August 18. Minh said the Vietnamese Government offers full support to increasing parliamentary affiliations with Mexico. He asked the law-making agencies from both sides to continue backing the two governments’ measures to enhance their partnership, particularly in completing and implementing relevant legal frameworks and cooperation mechanisms. Praising the robust growth of Vietnam – Mexico relations in politics and trade, and their cooperation at international organisations and multilateral forums, the Deputy PM asked Mexico to help with expanding the ties, which would contribute to the success of the APEC Year 2017 and the Economic Leaders' Week in Vietnam. For her part, Gabriela Cuevas Barron expressed her admiration for Vietnam’s reform achievements over the past three decades. She stressed that the Mexican leaders and Senate value and want to bolster their comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam. Host and guest discussed in detail measures to boost bilateral ties at international organisations and multilateral forums, Vietnam’s candidacy for the position of UNESCO director general for the 2017-2021 tenure, and Mexico’s bid to become IPU’s President for 2017-2020. ... [read more]

He said that Vietnam will work together with other members to turn TPP into a new and dynamic regional economic integration for member countries’ benefits and contribute to promoting economic integration, growth and prosperity in the region. President Triet made the statement at the first-ever summit of TPP members, including Brunei, Chile, the US, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, in Yokohama, Japan, on November 14, on the sidelines of the 18th APEC Summit. The 18th APEC Summit was wrapped up successfully in Yokohama with the adoption of the Statement on “Yokohama Vision – Bogor and Beyond” along with the Statement on 2010 Bogor Goals Assessment, the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy, and measures towards Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). The same day, the Vietnamese President held a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon where they shared common viewpoints on positive progress in the Vietnam-Mexico relations and vowed to continue to boost all-sided cooperation, especially in economy, trade and investment. The two presidents agreed to step up the establishment of a joint committee for economic, trade, scientific and technological cooperation. President Calderon said Mexico will continue to train students for Vietnam and wants to learn from Vietnam’s experiences and get the country’s coordination in its organisation of the 16th UN Conference on Climate Change later this year. Late the same day, President Triet and his entourage visited Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, where he received Aichi Governor Masaaki Kanda, Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura, President of the Nagoya Chamber…... [read more]

NA delegation visit hits Mexican headlines Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan emphasized this while working with Francisco Arroyo Vieyra, Vice President of the Mexican Senate and Emilio Chuayfet Chemor, President of the Chamber of Deputies, during her visit to the country on December 1-2. Ms Ngan reaffirmed Vietnam’s independent foreign policy of becoming a friend and responsible partner of all countries as well as the international community. Regarding Vietnam-Mexico relations, she highlighted the similarities in the two countries' histories, the traditional friendship, and their close cooperation in multilateral and international forums. Two-way trade between the two countries has seen a significant increase, reaching US$915 million in 2010, up 28 percent against 2009. However, she said, it is far from tapping the two countries’ potential and utilizing their fine political relations. The NA Vice Chairwoman proposed both sides promote in-depth comprehensive cooperation, discuss an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism, and strengthen coordination between both ministries and agencies for stable development. The Mexican side spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to improve people’s living conditions as well as the country's great achievements it has gained in many fields. They also valued the role of the Vietnamese NA in the country’s socio-economic development and the role of Vietnamese women in social activities. They pledged to work out the best mechanisms to promote cooperation between the two legislative bodies as well as boost coordination in regional and international forums. During her stay in Mexico, Ms Ngan and her…... [read more]

This was released at a recent seminar entitled “Business in Vietnam” held in Mexico’s Tuxtla Gutierrez and Tapachula cities, drawing the participation of nearly 100 leading businesses from southern Mexico’s Chiapas state involved in the agro-forestry-fishery processing sector. At the seminar, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Thanh Tung and Trade Counselor Hoang Anh Dung briefed Mexican businesses on Vietnam’s present socio-economic development and investment environment. Ambassador Tung said Vietnam is willing to create the best possible conditions for Mexican businesses to invest in the country with a view to strengthening bilateral cooperation comprehensively. With two-way trade turnover estimated at US$1.037 billion in 2011, Vietnam is considered a gateway for Mexican businesses to penetrate the Southeast Asian market of approximately 590 million consumers, he said. During the seminar, Tung met with local authorities, visited the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH) and Mexican coffee and seafood processors and talked to the press about the current Vietnam-Mexico relations. Chiapas State is located in southern Mexico and bounded to the East by Guatemala with a total area of 75,000 km2 and a population of 5 million. Chiapas has favourable climate conditions for developing the agro-forestry-fishery sector and hydro- and wind power.... [read more]

At the event, Ambassador Lan briefed participants on the geographical position, land, culture and people of Vietnam as well as milestones in the country’s regional and international integration, especially its role and involvement in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). She emphasised the results in external relations and socio-economic achievements, notably GDP growth in over past two decades. The diplomat confirmed the soundness of the country’s foreign policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, cooperation, development, multilateralisation and diversification of relations. Vietnam is always an active and responsible member of the international community, which is reflected through the country’s participation in the UN’s peacekeeping forces. It also takes initiative in joining regional and global forums and mechanisms, including ASEAN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, she added. Many lecturers and students showed their hope to continue being updated on information about Vietnam during its nation-building cause. The diplomat also answered various questions related to the Vietnam-Mexico relations, two-way trade, visa requirements to Vietnam, the country’s key exports and big trade partners, as well as its stance on relations with powers like the US and China.... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese embassies have held many activities for local communities of overseas Vietnamese to welcome the Lunar New Year 2016. On the evening of January 29, in Vientiane, the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos hosted a banquet to welcome the Lunar New Year 2016. Ambassador Nguyen Manh Hung conveyed Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s best New Year wishes to Lao leaders and guests attending the banquet. Lao Deputy Prime Minister Phankham Viphavan, confidently stated that the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples are an invaluable asset and the two countries will harvest great achievements in 2016. In the jubilant and warm atmosphere, attendees enjoyed Lao and Vietnamese traditional dishes and music performances. On January 30, the Vietnam Embassy in Japan held a meeting with the overseas Vietnamese community in Japan on the occasion of Spring 2016. At the meeting, Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong reviewed the success of Vietnam in the past year, especially the success of the 12th National Party Congress. The Vietnamese community in Japan has expanded rapidly with more than 120,000 people at present, double the figure recorded in 2013, he said, praising their contributions to national construction and defence as well as the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Japan. Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong said that along with the development of bilateral relations, the Vietnamese community in Japan is expanding rapidly with more than 120,000 people, doublethat amount compared to 2013. The meeting took place in a cozy…... [read more]

The embassies of Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand to Mexico have co-hosted a workshop on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at San Luis University in the northern central state, San Luis Potosi. It was among a series of events held by the ASEAN Committee in Mexico City to mark the official establishment of ASEAN Community at the end of this month. During the event from December 9-10, ambassadors of the five ASEAN member states briefed attendees on the bloc’s history, role in the region and the world, potential for development and the building of the grouping with the three pillars of economics political-security, and socio-culture. In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Linh Lan recalled milestones in Vietnam-Mexico relations and reiterated the importance of strengthening ASEAN’s central role in forming the ASEAN Community. The establishment of ASEAN Community would open a new chapter of development for the association, benefiting its member states and the region, Lan said. She added that Vietnam will continue its active role in building a united and sustainable ASEAN Community. Later, Governor of San Luis Potosi State Juan Manuel Carreras hosted a reception for the ambassadors of the five nations on December 10.... [read more]

(VOVworld) - Mexican Labor Party Chief Alberto Anaya Gutierrez on Sunday spoke highly of Vietnam's distinguishing creations including traditional long dress (ao dai), lacquer paintings, and silk products. Gutierrez, who is also Head of the Mexico-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians' Group, made the commendation while visiting Vietnam's booth at the 5th Friendly Cultures Fair held in Mexico city. He said that his party's 3rd consecutive presidency of the friendship parliamentarians' group for the next 3-year-term will help strengthen ties between the 2 national assemblies, contributing to expanding Vietnam-Mexico relationship. This year's 2-week fair, which concluded Sunday, drew the participation of 82 countries and 1.5 million visitors.... [read more]

Vietnam and Mexico should enhance their relationship in various fields to match the two countries’ potential, said President Truong Tan Sang. At a reception given to President of the Mexican Senate Jose Gonzalez Morfin in Hanoi on Jan. 13, President Sang expressed his belief that Vietnam-Mexico relations will be brought to a new height and the two countries will continue supporting each other in international and regional forums. He also affirmed that Mexico will be a stop on his upcoming tour to Latin America. For his part, Mexican Senate President Morfin spoke highly of Vietnam’s role and position in international and regional forums. Morfin said he hopes Vietnam will back Mexico to take part in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. On the evening of the same day, Mexican Senate President Jose Gonzalez Morfin and his entourage wrapped up their three-day official visit to Vietnam./.... [read more]




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