NA leader lauds ambassador’s efforts to tighten Vietnam-Cuba links

President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai (L) meets with ational Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai left Hanoi on August 16, concluding his four-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. During his stay in Vietnam, President Wichitcholchai held talks with NA Chairwoman Ngan, paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and met with the Vietnam-Thailand Parliamentary Friendship Group. At these meetings, the two sides expressed their delight at the development of Vietnam-Thailand relations in recent years with the regular exchange of high-ranking delegations.   [Parliamentary friendship group hopes for stronger Vietnam-Thailand ties] The two sides agreed that functional agencies of the two legislatures will closely supervise the implementation of the cooperation agreements signed between the two governments and maintain the exchange of delegations at all levels while the two parliamentary friendship groups will also strengthen their cooperative ties. They held that parliamentarians of Vietnam and Thailand should share viewpoints and support each other at international and regional inter-parliamentary forums in issues of mutual concern, thereby contributing to the building of a peaceful, stable and developed Asia-Pacific region. The leaders agreed to create better conditions for businesses from the two nations to meet in order to boost bilateral trade and investment relations. Thailand hoped that more Vietnamese investors would do…... [read more]

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan chaired the ceremony. After the welcome ceremony, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President of National Legislative Assembly of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai had a talk. Both sides shared that the comprehensive relationship between Vietnam and Thailand achieved great results in previous years; and hoped that the relationship will continue blossoming in the upcoming time.  Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan also suggested that the two nations needed to strengthen further mutual collaboration to raise bilateral trade turnover to reach US$ 20 billion by 2020 in parallel to reduce trade disproportion. Besides that, Vietnam and Thailand should create more and more business conditions for the countries’ investors and enterprises to boost trade exchange and investment cooperation. Vietnamese National Assembly and Government always create good investment environment as well as encourage Thai firms to invest in maritime tours, textile and garment, footwear, cosmetic, food, agricultural products, Mechanical engineering, chemicals and raw materials..., added Chairwoman Ngan. The Thai leader strongly affirmed that the country is ready for solving legal difficulties of the nations’ enterprises as well as creating the best favorable condition for Vietnamese investors.    Remarkably, both two sides should push ahead with negotiations for the signing of a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation, and the establishing of a hot line for fishery activities on sea.  The countries’ labor ministries should also quickly plan to expand labor cooperation.  On the occasion, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan thanked…... [read more]

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan chaired the ceremony. After the welcome ceremony, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President of National Legislative Assembly of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai had a talk. Both sides shared that the comprehensive relationship between Vietnam and Thailand achieved great results in previous years; and hoped that the relationship will continue blossoming in the upcoming time.  Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan also suggested that the two nations needed to strengthen further mutual collaboration to raise bilateral trade turnover to reach US$ 20 billion by 2020 in parallel to reduce trade disproportion. Besides that, Vietnam and Thailand should create more and more business conditions for the countries’ investors and enterprises to boost trade exchange and investment cooperation. Vietnamese National Assembly and Government always create good investment environment as well as encourage Thai firms to invest in maritime tours, textile and garment, footwear, cosmetic, food, agricultural products, Mechanical engineering, chemicals and raw materials..., added Chairwoman Ngan. The Thai leader strongly affirmed that the country is ready for solving legal difficulties of the nations’ enterprises as well as creating the best favorable condition for Vietnamese investors.    Remarkably, both two sides should push ahead with negotiations for the signing of a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation, and the establishing of a hot line for fishery activities on sea.  The countries’ labor ministries should also quickly plan to expand labor cooperation.  On the occasion, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan thanked…... [read more]

NDO - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called on relevant State agencies to fine-tune regulations on projects under build-operate-transfer (BOT) contracts as a number of ill-implemented projects have caused public protest. She told the NA Standing Committee on August 15 that a strong legal framework is needed to ensure that the government and private enterprises properly fulfil their contract obligations. According to a report of the NA Economic Committee, BOT is the right approach to improve transport infrastructure amid a strained State budget and shrinking official development assistance. However there are many shortcomings when implementing such projects, especially in regards to toll collection when the tollbooths are improperly positioned or the distance between the two nearest tollbooths is too short. These flaws have caused public outrage and led to long protests, notably the incident at the Cai Lay toll station on National Highway 1 in Tien Giang province when drivers protested by using small-denomination banknotes placed in plastic bottles to pay the toll. Chairman of the NA Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau stated that toll collections should be reconsidered on the roads to which there are no alternatives. Meanwhile NA Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty stated that the government should buy back toll collection rights at stations where the distance to the one before or after it is less than the requirement of 70 kilometres. Furthermore, supervision should be stepped up to punish violations and ensure transparency in toll…... [read more]

NDO - A Nhan Dan Online selection of notable events that made headlines over the past week. National Assembly Standing Committee convenes 13th session The 13th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) opened in Hanoi on August 10 and will run for seven days. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan stated that during this session, the NA Standing Committee will give opinions in regards to controversial issues of the four draft laws. Deputies commented at the NA’s third session in regards to the revised laws on forest protection and development and fisheries. The Standing Committee also discussed public debt management, along with denunciations at the convention. The committee will scrutinize five bills scheduled to be submitted to the NA for consideration at the upcoming fourth session. First Vice President of the Cambodian Senate Nay Pena visits Vietnam Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Nay Pena, Chairman of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee’s Inspection Commission and First Vice President of the Cambodian Senate (Source: VNA) First Vice-President of the Cambodian Senate, Ney Pena paid a visit to Vietnam from August 8 to 11. The visit was hailed as a significant event which marked 50 years of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties (June 24, 1967-2017), contributing to strengthening the friendly and neighbourly relations between the two countries. During his stay in Vietnam, First Vice-President Ney Pena was received by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc;…... [read more]

At the event (Source: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) – Vietnamese and Lao female legislators met at a seminar in the central city of Da Nang on August 7 to discuss women deputies’ role in National Assembly activities. Speaking at the opening ceremony, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the 14th NA records 132 elected women, bringing the total rate of female deputies to 26.7 percent, up 2.3 percent from the previous tenure. She said with the establishment of the Group of Vietnamese female lawmakers, members have a chance to exchange and learn from each other’s experience, thereby improving the legislature’s operational efficiency and raising their common voice on policies regarding women, children and gender equality. Ngan said the seminar affords participants a chance to share experience in promoting parliamentary activities and gender equality in particular. Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Laos Pany Yathotou hailed the significance of the event, saying that it will help institutionalise issues involving gender equality and protection of women’s and children’s rights. She called for increased collaboration between female parliamentarians in ASEAN, and those between Laos and Vietnam for mutual development. Among 149 Lao NA deputies for the eighth tenure, 41 are women, accounting for 27.5 percent. During the day-long event, female lawmakers looked into their role in the NA’s activities, share experience in building laws and overseeing law enforcement.-VNA... [read more]

(VOVworld) – Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s revisit to Vietnam amidst the flourishing extensive strategic partnership between the two countries. At a reception in Hanoi on Monday, Mr. Trong reiterated Vietnam’s unswerving policy of respecting the relationship with Japan. He suggested that both sides increase political trust through exchanges of visits by leaders of the State, Government, and National Assembly of Vietnam and Japan. President Tran Dai Quang received Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hanoi on Monday. He said Vietnam treasures its relations with Japan and considers it a top priority Vietnam’s foreign policy. The President called for more exchanges of visit between ministries, companies and people and called for mutual support in international fora, especially at the United Nations, ASEAN, APEC and ASEM. Prime Minister Abe said Japan considers the upcoming visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor scheduled for this March as a symbol of bilateral friendship and cooperation. Prime Minister Abe said Japan treasures the upcoming visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor this March as a symbol of bilateral friendship and cooperation. National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday. She asked Japan to continue offering Official Development Assistance to support Vietnam’s social economic development, key national projects, energy and climate change adaptation projects. She called for more exchanges of visit between the two legislatures and senior visits between the two governments. Prime Minister Abe pledged to contribute more to Vietnam’s…... [read more]

Nguyen Anh Tuan, chairman of the board of management, and Bui Van Thuan, general director, were presented the awards at a ceremony in Hanoi that was attended by Hoang Trung Hai, secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee. Other prominent national figures in attendance were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, State President Tran Dai Quang, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. “In the 20 years since we were first founded, a lot has changed in how we communicate to and interact with our customers,” said Mr Thuan in his acceptance speech. He stressed the company would continue to execute its mission to become an international brand. He said as part of our branding effort, the company has focused its efforts on building from the ground up with the consumer in mind, making it easy for people to quickly find the information and answers they need to help them make smart insurance buying decisions. PVI Holdings was voted as one of the top 50 listed companies on the Vietnam stock exchange in 2015 by Forbes Vietnam. It was also among the leading 50 Vietnam Brands in 2015 as voted by Brand Finance.... [read more]

The event was also attended by Party leader Nong Duc Manh, former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong. In his speech, Party leader Manh praised the contributions young people have made to the cause of national construction. Under the clear-sighted leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, many young people, together with the party, people and the armed forces won a glorious victory in their past struggle for national liberation and the current Doi Moi (Renewal) process, Mr Manh emphasised. Over the past few years, Vietnam’s Youth Union have got young people’s involved in movements aimed at reducing poverty, building new lives for themselves in order to make Vietnam become a strong nation with rich people living in a just, democratic and civilised society. Mr Manh called on all Vietnamese young people to uphold the national tradition of studying and working hard to contribute to the nation’s renewal process in the new era. On the occasion, Party leader Manh presented the Union a hanging which reads “ Vietnamese young people with great ambition, solidarity and creativity for the cause of national construction and defense”.... [read more]

State President visits Attapeu province State President visit Champasak province Vietnam, Laos hold high-level talks Vinh told the media that the visit, taking place from February 9-11, raised the curtain on the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012. President Sang held talks with General Secretary of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party and State President Chummaly Sayason and met with Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotu. He also paid a courtesy visit to former Lao President Khamtai Siphandon and several other former Lao leaders, and met with Vietnamese embassy staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Laos. He visited Champasak and Attapeu provinces and attended investment promotion dialogues in central and southern provinces of Laos. Vinh said a strong consensus was reached on the importance of and determination to further cement the bilateral relationship as an invaluable asset which should be maintained and developed for future generations. They officially launched the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012 to mark the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the 35th anniversary of their Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. Accordingly, they agreed that both countries will work closely to successfully organise activities, increase the exchange of delegation visits, boost cooperation between their ministries and localities, and train young generations about the history and development of the special Vietnam-Laos relationship. The leaders agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas, from politics, diplomacy, security and national defence to economics, trade, investment, culture and education, aiming to raise bilateral…... [read more]




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