HCMC destined for SOM 3 & related meetings

The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry.  Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, said at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11 that the meetings will approve relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region as well as action plans of special working groups.  Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy slated for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiative in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a roadmap that provides all people with health services.  The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2017 in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added.  Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and Japanese Senator Keizo Takemin, and met with representatives of APEC partners…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) –The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, said at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11 that the meetings will approve relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region as well as action plans of special working groups. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy slated for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiative in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a roadmap that provides all people with health services. The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2017 in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added. Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and …... [read more]

NDO/VNA - The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings, scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11, stated that the meetings will approve the relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region, as well as the action plans of the special working groups. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy scheduled for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiatives in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a strategy that provides everybody with health services. The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, to be held in November 2017, in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added. Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and Japanese Senator…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings, scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11, stated that the meetings will approve the relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region, as well as the action plans of the special working groups. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy scheduled for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiatives in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a strategy that provides everybody with health services. The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, to be held in November 2017, in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added. Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and Japanese Senator…... [read more]

At the talks (Source: VNA) Washington D.C. (VNA) – Defence Minister, Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich held talks with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis in Washington D.C. on August 8 following a welcome ceremony the same day.  Lich, who is on US visit from August 7-10, said Vietnam considers the US one of the top important partners and always prioritises developing bilateral ties based on the principles of equality, respect for political regime, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of each country. He spoke highly of the US’s collaboration with the Vietnamese coast guards in law enforcement at sea as well as in the United Nations peacekeeping mission. The two officials hailed the outcomes of bilateral ties on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding on promoting defence links and the Declaration on the Joint Vision on bilateral defence ties covering the exchange of all-level delegations, training, dialogue consultation, maritime security, search and rescue, bomb and mines clearance, Agent Orange/dioxin detoxification, and United Nations peacekeeping activities. They agreed to reinforce coordination under signed agreements, with priority given to post-war recovery efforts in Vietnam, response to non-traditional security challenges and the UN peacekeeping activities. About dioxin clean-up in contaminated areas, Lich said the two sides have concluded the first stage of the Da Nang airport remediation project and are embarking on the second stage to serve the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2017. They are also conducting studies to launch a…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Defence Minister, Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich held talks with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis in Washington D.C., on August 8, following a welcome ceremony which took place the same day. Lich, who is on a US visit from August 7-10, said that Vietnam considers the US as one of the most important partners and always prioritises the development of the bilateral ties based on the principles of equality, respect for political regimes, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of each country. He spoke highly of the US’s collaboration with the Vietnamese coast guards in law enforcement at sea, as well as in the United Nations peacekeeping missions. The two officials hailed the outcomes of bilateral ties on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding on promoting defence links and the Declaration on the Joint Vision on bilateral defence ties, covering the exchange of all-level delegations, training, dialogue consultation, maritime security, search and rescue, bomb and mines clearance, Agent Orange/dioxin detoxification, and United Nations peacekeeping activities. They agreed to reinforce coordination under the signed agreements, with priority given to post-war recovery efforts in Vietnam, response to non-traditional security challenges, in addition to the UN peacekeeping activities. Regarding the dioxin clean-up in contaminated areas, Lich said the two sides have concluded the first stage of the Da Nang airport remediation project and are embarking on the second stage to serve the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2017. They are also conducting studies to launch a similar…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Defence Minister, Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich held talks with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis in Washington D.C., on August 8, following a welcome ceremony which took place the same day. Lich, who is on a US visit from August 7-10, said that Vietnam considers the US as one of the most important partners and always prioritises the development of the bilateral ties based on the principles of equality, respect for political regimes, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of each country. He spoke highly of the US’s collaboration with the Vietnamese coast guards in law enforcement at sea, as well as in the United Nations peacekeeping missions. The two officials hailed the outcomes of bilateral ties on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding on promoting defence links and the Declaration on the Joint Vision on bilateral defence ties, covering the exchange of all-level delegations, training, dialogue consultation, maritime security, search and rescue, bomb and mines clearance, Agent Orange/dioxin detoxification, and United Nations peacekeeping activities. They agreed to reinforce coordination under the signed agreements, with priority given to post-war recovery efforts in Vietnam, response to non-traditional security challenges, in addition to the UN peacekeeping activities. Regarding the dioxin clean-up in contaminated areas, Lich said the two sides have concluded the first stage of the Da Nang airport remediation project and are embarking on the second stage to serve the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2017. They are also conducting studies to launch a similar…... [read more]

Established in 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with 5 founding members, ASEAN has grown steadily and admitted 5 more member countries. The Association became a Community on December 31, 2015. Drawing outside attention The international community has applauded ASEAN for its effective connectivity and its central role in Asia-Pacific regional structure. The formation of the ASEAN Community has enhanced ASEAN’s strategic value and attracted partners’ attention to achieve the common goal of peace, stability, and development. 86 countries have sent their ambassadors to ASEAN, 9 of 11 partners have established diplomatic missions in ASEAN, and 50 ASEAN committees have been set up in third countries. Last year, ASEAN signed an extended document paving the way for Chile, Egypt, and Morocco to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, raising the Treaty’s membership to 35. The US, a major partner, respects and supports ASEAN’s central role in shaping regional structure, and is committed to continuing assistance to ASEAN Community building. The US calls ASEAN an important economic partner, continues the ASEAN-US Connect initiative, encourages sustainable and fair economic growth, and maintains training programs for ASEAN youth and women, including the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and Fulbright Scholarships. US President Donald Trump said he will attend regional events, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) in Vietnam, and the ASEAN-US and the East Asia Summit in the Philippines later this year. ASEAN mechanisms related to politics, security, and defense…... [read more]

NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to enhance the communication of outstanding international integration events for the 2017-2020 periods. From now to 2020, Vietnam will take on numerous international responsibilities such as hosting the APEC Year 2017, assuming the role of ASEAN Chair in 2020, nominating for the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 tenure. In addition, the country will complete major international commitments, including commitments to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2018; as well as sign, ratify and implement many new-generation Free Trade Agreements (FTA). Under the plan for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, the communicated overarching message of the APEC Year 2017 will be ‘featuring the image of a renovated, dynamic and potential Vietnam, creating positive contributions and becoming a new driving force for the region’s growth and connectivity as well as fostering in the Vietnamese people attributes of hospitality, harmony and affection’. It is essential to enhance the communication of ASEAN Community with major milestones including the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN’s establishment (August 8, 1967 – 2017) and the 22nd anniversary since Vietnam joining ASEAN (1995-2017); 25 years since Vietnam has joined ASEAN and the year that Vietnam will assume ASEAN Chair in 2020. The communication of results in implementing ASEAN Community’s priorities, include ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and master plans for the three pillars of the Community, Agenda for ASEAN Connectivity 2025 and the third Phase of the…... [read more]

Hoang Van Dung, Chairman of ABAC Vietnam. (Source: VNA) Ottawa (VNA) – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) needs to become an open, innovative and inclusive region with a long-term vision to create sustainable and inclusive growth, heard the third APEC Business Advisory Council meeting (ABAC III) in Toronto, Canada. In a press release issued after the conference, which was held from July 24-28, ABAC members highlighted four priority fields of intensifying integration and trade liberalisation, speeding up the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises, developing science and technology, and bettering human resources training. They also stressed the need for APEC economies to take action toward the establishment of the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area based on the results of ambitious regional agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and the Pacific Alliance. Talking to Vietnam News Agency correspondents, APEC Executive Director Alan Bollard said that as ABAC III was a meeting of enterprises, delegates discussed a series of issues related to trade and investment and on how to maintain dynamic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. New issues, including e-commerce, development of small enterprises and the role of women in the economy, were also put on table, he added. Chairman of the ABAC Vietnam Hoang Van Dung emphasised the importance of science and technology in the digital era, especially for such developing countries as Vietnam. Within the framework of the conference, a representative from the Vietnamese delegation informed the participants of…... [read more]




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