Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry honored with Lao Order

Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong awarded the first-class Development Order for the Vietnam’s Ministry. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security was honoured with the Lao Order at a ceremony held in Hanoi on August 18.  Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong, authorised by the President, awarded the first-class Development Order for the Vietnam’s Ministry and the second-class Labour Order for Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam for the ministry and Nam’s contributions to ensuring safety for the political events in Laos in 2016, particularly the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit. Addressing the event, Minister of Public Security To Lam said the recognition is the highest award the Party and the State of Laos has presented for the collectives and individuals who made significant contributions to developing and strengthening the traditional, special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. It also reflects that the Party and the State of Laos highly appreciate the staff and leaders of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, he added. The same day, a gathering with generations of senior officials and outstanding individuals of the Ministry of Public Security was held to celebrate the 72nd traditional day of the Vietnam People's Police Force (August 19).-VNA... [read more]

NDO – The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security was honourably presented with the noble Award of the Lao People's Democratic Republic at a ceremony held in Hanoi on August 18. Senior Lieutenant General To Lam, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security and Lieutenant General Somkeo Silavong, Lao Minister of Security, co-chaired the event. At the ceremony, under the authorisation of the Lao President, Lieutenant General Somkeo Silavong presented the Medal of Development (first class) to the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security. He also presented a Labour Medal (second class) to Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Public Security, Senior General Bui Van Nam for his achievements in coordinating with Laos to ensure the security and safety for political events staged in Laos in 2016, particularly the 28th-29th ASEAN Summit. Addressing the event, on behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, Minister To Lam expressed his deep gratitude to the Lao Party and State. He also affirmed that the noble awards are recognition of the great contributions made by the Vietnamese ministry in building and enhancing the traditional solidarity, friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. On the same day, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security held a meeting for senior leaders of the ministry from past generations, as well as outstanding young members of the people’s public security force, on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of Vietnam People’s Public Security (August 19, 1945-2017). ... [read more]

The workshop on August 18 discussed best practices sharing of standards and conformity assessment implementation on smart cities in the APEC region (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Nearly 100 delegates from 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed best practices sharing of standards and conformity assessment implementation on smart cities in the APEC region at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18. The workshop is an activity of the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) within the framework of the APEC 2017 third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said the promotion of digital economy has been considered an important issue of the APEC 2017. One of SCSC 2017 priorities of this year is “Development and promotion of standards and conformance to support the digital economy” that the APEC region needs to work together to share best practices, identify opportunities and challenges, and boost cooperation, harmonisation of standards and conformity assessment that directly contribute to the achievement of the Bogor Goals, he said.   The workshop focused on development orientations for international standards (ISO, IEC) in smart cities. The participating developing economies shared experience in making policies on developing smart cities as well as development orientations suitable with standards set by the UN. The delegates also talked about the standardisation on the basis of scientific and technological advances in…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Nearly 100 delegates from 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed best practices, sharing of standards and conformity assessment in the development of smart cities within the APEC region, at a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18. The workshop is an activity of the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) within the framework of the APEC 2017 third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said that the promotion of a digital economy is considered as an important issue of the APEC 2017. One of SCSC 2017 priorities this year is “Development and promotion of standards and conformance to support the digital economy”, in that the APEC region needs to work together to share best practices, identify opportunities and challenges, and boost cooperation, the harmonisation of standards and conformity assessment that directly contribute to the achievement of the Bogor Goals, he said. The workshop focused on the development directions for international standards (ISO, IEC) in smart cities. The participating, developing economies shared their experience in creating policies on developing smart cities, as well as development directions suitable with the standards set by the UN. The delegates also discussed the standardisation on the basis of scientific and technological advances in smart transport and buildings, water resources management, energy-efficient new-generation means of transport, information-technology infrastructure and smart applications used in daily life. The workshop offers a good…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Nearly 100 delegates from 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed best practices, sharing of standards and conformity assessment in the development of smart cities within the APEC region, at a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18. The workshop is an activity of the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) within the framework of the APEC 2017 third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said that the promotion of a digital economy is considered as an important issue of the APEC 2017. One of SCSC 2017 priorities this year is “Development and promotion of standards and conformance to support the digital economy”, in that the APEC region needs to work together to share best practices, identify opportunities and challenges, and boost cooperation, the harmonisation of standards and conformity assessment that directly contribute to the achievement of the Bogor Goals, he said. The workshop focused on the development directions for international standards (ISO, IEC) in smart cities. The participating, developing economies shared their experience in creating policies on developing smart cities, as well as development directions suitable with the standards set by the UN. The delegates also discussed the standardisation on the basis of scientific and technological advances in smart transport and buildings, water resources management, energy-efficient new-generation means of transport, information-technology infrastructure and smart applications used in daily life. The workshop offers a good…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Nearly 100 delegates from 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed best practices, sharing of standards and conformity assessment in the development of smart cities within the APEC region, at a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18. The workshop is an activity of the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) within the framework of the APEC 2017 third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings. In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung said that the promotion of a digital economy is considered as an important issue of the APEC 2017. One of SCSC 2017 priorities this year is “Development and promotion of standards and conformance to support the digital economy”, in that the APEC region needs to work together to share best practices, identify opportunities and challenges, and boost cooperation, the harmonisation of standards and conformity assessment that directly contribute to the achievement of the Bogor Goals, he said. The workshop focused on the development directions for international standards (ISO, IEC) in smart cities. The participating, developing economies shared their experience in creating policies on developing smart cities, as well as development directions suitable with the standards set by the UN. The delegates also discussed the standardisation on the basis of scientific and technological advances in smart transport and buildings, water resources management, energy-efficient new-generation means of transport, information-technology infrastructure and smart applications used in daily life. The workshop offers a good…... [read more]

US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Representatives from the Vietnamese Government, the US Embassy and various ASEAN nations came together on August 1 and addressed the importance of a growing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and Vietnam–US trade relations. At the opening ceremony of the 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in Hanoi, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia welcomed Ambassadors to Vietnam and 80 young delegates from ASEAN countries, saying it was an excellent occasion to remind all of the opportunities that AEC provides its members, and to overcome economic development challenges. Nghia also expressed hope that ASEAN youths would learn more about AEC and contribute to its growth. US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius remarked that the US was interested in the success of ASEAN and the AEC, as it is one of the leading investors in this region. He also said the US was committed to creating the most favourable conditions for the region and its youth to develop. Through discussions and panel talks, the event aimed to spread better understanding and share experience in balancing economic growth with sustainable development. According the ASEAN Secretariat’s data, ASEAN is the sixth largest economy in the world with 630 million people and nearly 2.6 trillion USD in gross domestic production at the end of 2016. Nghia suggested that "education is a leading solution in terms of both efficiency and sustainability in order to face…... [read more]

Vietnam was chosen as a guest of honour at the fair, which saw the participation of Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga and Florence’s Mayor Matteo Renzi. Vietnam’s attendance at the event was part of activities within the framework of Vietnamese Days in Tuscany, which is taking place from April 17-28. Deputy Minister Nga said that Vietnam wants to introduce its land and people through the fair to help strengthen bilateral relations especially when their ties were upgraded to a strategic partnership after Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid an official visit to Italy in January this year. On the occasion, Vietnamese artists also performed dances and songs accompanied by traditional musical instruments that won great applause from Italian audiences. The annual fair in Florence is dedicated to traditional products from many countries, including China, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, and India. *** In another event, the Vietnamese embassy in Italy coordinated with the Italy-Vietnam Friendship Association to hold a seminar in Florence on April 19 to discuss the progress of peace and external relations between Vietnam and Florence in the post-war period. Most participants expressed their admiration for Vietnam’s drastic changes after its past struggles for national independence and highlighted the country’s political and economic stability, saying it will help the nation attract more Italian investors.... [read more]

It is particularly marketing items of its strength such as mechanical devices, vehicles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and mineral ores. In her opening speech, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa noted China is Vietnam’s big trading partner, with two-way trade value last year reaching more than US$41 billion. Vietnam’s trade exchanges with Guangxi alone accounted for one fourth of the total value, and Vietnam has retained its leading position in trading with Guangxi for the past 14 consecutive years. Since 2004 the exhibition has become a key trade and investment promotion activity, helping boost trade exchanges between the business communities of Vietnam and China, and Guangxi in particular, Thoa stressed. This year’s exhibition, the 8th of its kind, offers a great chance for the two business circles to share experience in developing new technologies, seek partnerships, and sign contracts, aiming to raise Vietnam-China trade value to US$60 billion by 2015, she said. Zhang Xiaoqin, Vice Governor of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, emphasised that Guangxi and Vietnam have great potential for cooperation and that the 2013 Guangxi products exhibition will promote mutual understanding between the two sides’ businesses. The exhibition lasts three days.... [read more]

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu and his Laos counterpart Khemmany Phonxena agree Vietnam’s and Laos’ two-way trade turnover has yet to properly reflect both countries’ potential. This assessment was shared by the two Deputy Ministers at their talks in Vientiane on August 22. They acknowledged the significant increases in Vietnamese-Lao trade turnover, including 2012’s US$866 million total (up 17 percent year on year) The two sides pledged to remove obstacles hindering business operation and create the best possible conditions for trading goods across border areas. They also committed to keeping each other up to date on their respective incentive policies and promulgate the necessary legislation facilitating bilateral trade and investment. The two leaders discussed tailoring trade agreements to both countries’ World Trade Organisation membership. They vowed to extend preferential tariff rates for select goods in 2014, another measure designed to cultivate trade links and encourage development, peace, and stability in both countries.... [read more]




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