President receives outgoing Slovakian, Austrian ambassadors

NDO/VNA – State President Tran Dai Quang hailed Austria’s outgoing Ambassador to Vietnam Thomas Loidl for his efforts to step up bilateral ties and introduce many Austrian businesses to Vietnam during his reception for the diplomat in Hanoi on August 29. He congratulated the diplomat on his very successful working term in Vietnam and wished that in any future positions, he would always be a close friend and work to foster the cooperation between Austria and Vietnam. The President was delighted at positive cooperation between the two countries across politics, diplomacy, trade-investment, development cooperation, education-training, healthcare and education. He cited the 2016 two-way trade value of US$2.8 billion, which is 10 percent more than 2015’s figure. Austria is the sixth largest European exporter of Vietnam. It is running 28 projects with a total registered capital of US$138 million in Vietnam, ranking 39th among 116 countries and territories investing in the country. He took the occasion to thank the Austrian Government for providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the fields of railways, healthcare and vocational training. Austria-funded programmes and projects have been productively contributing to Vietnam’s socio-economic development and international integration efforts. He suggested the two sides boosting visit exchanges, especially high-level ones, together with cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and coordinating in celebrations of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties to further the bilateral ties. He asked the diplomat to convey his invitation to visit Vietnam to President Alexander Van der Bellen.…... [read more]

President Tran Dai Quang (L) receives outgoing Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz on August 28 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang congratulated outgoing Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz on the latter’s successful term in Vietnam while receiving the Cuban diplomat in Hanoi on August 28. He said in the four-year tenure in Vietnam, Ambassador Diaz became a trustworthy bridge linking the two countries’ Party and State leaders and is also a close friend and effective partner of ministries, sectors, socio-political organisations and localities in Vietnam.  Vietnam-Cuba relations are special and exemplary ties set up by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro and nurtured by generations of leaders and people of the two countries. The Vietnamese Party, State and people always keep in mind Fidel Castro’s contributions to bilateral relations, President Quang said. “Cuba is always deep in the heart of each Vietnamese people,” he stressed. He expressed his delight at the thriving solidarity, comprehensive cooperation and mutual trust between the Vietnamese and Cuba Parties, States and people, congratulating the Latin American country on its socio-economic and diplomatic achievements over the past years, particularly in the update of its economic model. The President affirmed the Vietnamese Party, State and people’s consistent support to Cuba in all spheres, adding that they are ready to share all experience in the three decades of reforms with Cuba. [NA leader lauds ambassador’s efforts to tighten Vietnam-Cuba links] On this occasion, he also asked…... [read more]

NDO – President Tran Dai Quang congratulated Cuban Ambassador Herminio López Diaz on having successfully completed his working tenure in Vietnam, while hosting a reception for the diplomat in Hanoi on August 28. The State leader noted that during his four years working in Vietnam, the ambassador has been a trusted bridge between the leaders of the two Parties and States, as well as a close friend and an effective partner to Vietnam’s ministries, sectors, socio-political organisations and localities. He spoke highly of the constantly growing brotherly solidarity, comprehensive cooperation and mutual trust between the Parties, States and peoples of Vietnam and Cuba over the past few years, manifested through the regular mutual visits made by the two nations’ senior leaders, particularly through the sentiments of the Vietnamese Party, State and people offered to Cuba as their great leader Fidel Castro passed away last year. The bilateral cooperation mechanisms have been regularly implemented with practical contents across many channels, while the multilateral cooperation between the two countries has also been strengthened, with both sides coordinating and supporting each other at international organisations and multilateral forums, particularly the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement, President Quang stated. He recalled his fine impressions of Cuba during his visits there, affirming that the Vietnamese leaders and people will forever hold in their memory the huge contributions of the great leader Fidel Castro to the special and exemplary relations that exist between Vietnam and Cuba. The President congratulated the…... [read more]

NOIP Director Dinh Huu Phi (R) and IMPI Director General Miguel Angel Margain sign the cooperation MoU on August 21 (Photo: NOIP) Hanoi (VNA) – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in geographical indication (GI) protection was signed between the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) in Hanoi on August 21. The MoU aims to increase cooperation and mutual understanding on the respective countries’ GI systems and protection. NOIP Director Dinh Huu Phi said Vietnam has protected 56 GIs, including 50 of Vietnam and six foreign ones. Fifty-four GIs of Vietnam have received protection in Mexico. Meanwhile, there have been 83 brands, five industrial designs and eight inventions of Mexico protected in Vietnam since 2010. He expressed his hope that the two sides will work actively together to build concrete projects within the MoU framework so as to tap into GI-related cooperation potential. Under the document, they are set to share knowledge, experience and work outcomes so as to promote GI protection and management, thus facilitating the commercialisation of Vietnamese and Mexican products with GIs and contributing to each country’s economic development. [Vietnam wants to forge ties with Mexico: President Tran Dai Quang] They will also raise public awareness of GIs, exchange experts to train manpower relating to GIs and relevant fields, and cooperate in GI registration procedures. IMPI Director General Miguel Angel Margain said the MoU ensures a legal foundation for the…... [read more]

President Trần Đại Quang has called on the nation to be aware of the threat of cyber crimes and the importance of ensuring network safety and security as the country embarks on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. President Trần Đại Quang has called on the nation to be aware of the threat of cyber crimes and the importance of ensuring network safety and security as the country embarks on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. - VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng In a message released yesterday on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Vietnamese Police Day, which falls on August 19, Quang stressed that cyber space has become an integral part of people’s life and plays a very important role in building an information-based society and knowledge-based economy. “In addition to the tremendous benefits that cyberspace brings, countries also face risks like cyber war, cyber spying, cyber attacks, cyber criminals and many more complex issues,” Quang said, adding that in the case of Việt Nam, for several years now, hostile forces and cyber criminals have increased network attacks to collect information, State secrets, domestic secrets, and to hijack and sabotage the information network system. “They have used the Internet, especially social networking sites, with sophisticated methods and tricks to create internal dissension, infringe the nation’s interests and undermine national security,” he said. Quang commended efforts made by the Party, the Government and the people to ensure…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on August 18, sent messages of condolences to Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, over the terror attack in Barcelona on August 17 that killed and injured dozens of people. The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended his sympathy to Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dartis. The attack happened at a busy street in Barcelona, killing 14 people and injuring approximately 100 others. Also on August 18, Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang expressed his deepest sympathy to the State, Government and people of Spain and families of the victims. “Vietnam strongly condemns the act of terrorism in any form,” Hang said, stressing that such acts must be strictly punished in conformity with the law. She revealed that the Vietnamese Embassy in Spain reported that there has been no report on any Vietnamese victims in the attack, adding that the embassy is keeping a close watch on the development of the case in order to timely roll out the necessary measures in case there are Vietnamese citizens among the victims. The Embassy has opened a hotline in Spain at 0034 633185582, which operates in parallel with another line in Vietnam at 0084 981848484, to receive relevant information, she said. ... [read more]

NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on August 18, sent messages of condolences to Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, over the terror attack in Barcelona on August 17 that killed and injured dozens of people. The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended his sympathy to Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dartis. The attack happened at a busy street in Barcelona, killing 14 people and injuring approximately 100 others. Also on August 18, Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang expressed his deepest sympathy to the State, Government and people of Spain and families of the victims. “Vietnam strongly condemns the act of terrorism in any form,” Hang said, stressing that such acts must be strictly punished in conformity with the law. She revealed that the Vietnamese Embassy in Spain reported that there has been no report on any Vietnamese victims in the attack, adding that the embassy is keeping a close watch on the development of the case in order to timely roll out the necessary measures in case there are Vietnamese citizens among the victims. The Embassy has opened a hotline in Spain at 0034 633185582, which operates in parallel with another line in Vietnam at 0084 981848484, to receive relevant information, she said. ... [read more]

Victims taken to ambulances at  Las Ramblas street (Photo: EPA/VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 sent their messages of condolences to Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, respectively, over the terror attack in Barcelona on August 17 that killed and injured dozens of people. The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended his sympathy to Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dartis. The attack happened at a busy street in Barcelona, killing 14 people and injuring about 100 others. Also on August 18, Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang expressed deepest sympathy to the State, Government and people of Spain and families of the victims. “Vietnam strongly condemns the act of terrorism in any form,” Hang said, stressing that such acts must be strictly punished in conformity with the law. She revealed that the Vietnamese Embassy in Spain reported that there has been no report on any Vietnamese victims in the attack, adding that the embassy is keeping a close watch on the development of the case in order to timely roll out necessary measures in case there are Vietnamese citizens among the victims. The Embassy has opened a hotline in Spain at 0034 633185582, which operates in parallel with another in Vietnam at 0084 981848484 to receive relevant information, she said.-VNA... [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]

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention received 30 tons of aid relief to help flood victims in the northern mountainous provinces at Noi Bai International Airport yesterday.  On behalf of Vietnamese Government, Minister, Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung. Mai Tien Dung sends VND 400 million to the Central Fatherland Front Committee of Vietnam to support the flood victims in the northern mountainous province The donation was contributed by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA), an inter-governmental organization established by ten ASEAN countries in November 17, 2011 under its target of facilitate cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organizations for disaster management and emergency. 30 tons of aid relief included 600 household kits, 3,000 personal hygiene products, 600 kitchen kits, one set of movable canvas containing goods, an electric generator with 16 KVA, and 300 home repair kits with total value of US$ 2.3 trillion. As plan, the donation will be sent to flood victims in the provinces of Son La, Yen Bai and Nghe An where suffered serious damages after a week-long siege of flashflood and landslide.  On the occasion, Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management Ms. Adelina Kamal shared with losses from the recent flood and the difficulties of people in effected-areas. This is the first time that Vietnam called for assistance from the organization, added Ms. Adelina Kamal. On the same day,…... [read more]




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