Brazil banquet marks August Revolution, National Day

Mr An’s speech delivered at the plenary session of the Venezuelan Parliament highlighted late President Ho Chi Minh and Venezuela’s national hero Simon Boliva’s immortal words about freedom and independence and was highly applauded. The visit contributed to the friendly and co-operative relations between Vietnam and Latin American nations under the framework of bilateral and multilateral co-operation. During the visit to Brazil, senior leaders of the Brazilian Government and Parliament asserted that Vietnam-Brazil relations are developing well and Brazil considers Vietnam a bridge for it to further strengthen co-operation with Asia in general and the ASEAN bloc in particular. Brazil's Representative House Speaker Jose Aldo Rebelo Fiqueredo said he will led a delegation to visit Vietnam this year to seek business opportunities and strengthen trade and economic co-operation. The two countries will pay greater efforts to further promoting co-operation and business exchanges. At talks with Argentina’s Vice President and Speaker of the Senate Daniel Osvaldo Scioli, the two legislation organisations agreed to urge their two governments to quickly resolve remaining issues to develop economic relations to be on par with political relations. The two side also agreed to establish a joint committee based on agreements between the Argentina Chamber of Commerce and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to overcome information shortages, one of the factors causing a reduction in two-way trade turnover between the two countries. Mr Scioli said he considered the event a foundation to expand co-operation between the two parliaments and countries. The Argentinean Parliament is…... [read more]

He was informed that Vietnamese nationals residing in Brazil now number 200, mostly in Sao Paulo city, and they still keep the homeland close to their hearts. Mr Manh said he is happy to hear that despite living far from the homeland, Vietnamese nationals in Brazil unite and help each other in life and business activities, abide by Brazilian law and integrate well into the local community. He reiterated the Party and State’s consistent policy for overseas Vietnamese and encouraged them to make more contributions to the homeland. Later, General Secretary Manh met with the Governor of the Rio state, Sergio Cabral, and attended the inauguration ceremony of the Brazil-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. Mr Manh’s first visit to Brazil aims to further develop the multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Brazil towards stability and sustainability. Brazil was the first country in South America to open an embassy in Hanoi on May 8, 1989, after the two countries established diplomatic ties. Despite being at a modest level, bilateral economic and trade relations have been on the rise in recent years. In 2006, two-way trade exchanges reached more than US$200 million. Mr Manh’s visit in media spotlight Meanwhile, Nhan Dan (People) daily ran an editorial on Vietnam-Brazil multifaceted cooperation on the occasion of the first visit by Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh to the South American country. The visit, starting on May 28, will mark a new step of development of bilateral cooperation, according to the editorial. It recalled the progress of…... [read more]

The visit reaffirms Vietnam’s policy of deepening relations with its traditional friends, particularly the left wing movements in Latin America. The traditional Vietnam-Cuba and Vietnam-Brazil relations have consistently developed in many fields. Latin American people have always expressed strong sentiment in favour of Vietnam and admiration for its past struggle for national independence and present Renewal (Doi Moi) process. In the past, Cuba used to take the lead in the international movements supporting Vietnam in its struggle for national independence and freedom. Vietnamese people will never forget former President Fidel Castro saying, “For Vietnam, Cuba is ready to shed its blood,” which clearly demonstrates the comradeship and special solidarity between the two nations. At present, Vietnam and Cuba cooperate very closely and support each other in international organizations and multilateral forums such as the UN and the Non-Aligned Movement. Vietnam always stands side by side with Cuban people and considers Cuba’s achievements its own success. In 2011, two-way trade between Vietnam and Cuba hit US$274 million. Many projects on agriculture, oil and gas, telecommunications, tourism, and education-training have been effectively implemented in the Latin American country by Vietnam. Regarding relations with Brazil, the two countries always share the same view on reforming the UN as well as other international issues. Brazil supported Vietnam’s bid to join the WTO and to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the 2008-2009 tenure. Brazil has also committed to consider recognizing Vietnam’s mechanism of market economy. Vietnam also supported Brazil in becoming a…... [read more]

Minh, who is also Foreign Minister, congratulated the ambassador on the fulfilment of his assignment in Vietnam, contributing to the development of bilateral relations. He expressed hope that Vietnam wants to lift friendly relations with Brazil to a higher level, through the exchange of delegations, negotiations and signing of cooperation documents, and realisation of cooperation mechanisms. He also said the two countries need to cooperate closer at multilateral forums. For her part, ambassador Cleaver noted the flourishing trade between Brazil and Vietnam which grossed US$2.3 billion in value in 2013 and is expected to rise considerably in 2014. She thanked the government of Vietnam and relevant agencies for supporting her during the term, and vowed to help foster bilateral relations in whatever position she will hold in the future.... [read more]

Vietnam wants to work closely together with the South American nation to further bilateral cooperation in all realms, spanning politics, economics, culture, science-technology, and people-to-people diplomacy, Dung told the diplomat at a reception in Hanoi. He expressed hope both countries will increase cooperation in economics, trade and investment, striving to raise two-way trade to an impressive level beyond the current US$3 billion target set for 2014. To this end, he confirmed that Vietnam will create favourable conditions for Brazilian companies to operate efficiently in Vietnam for mutual benefit. For her part, ambassador Cleaver said she was impressed by Vietnam’s development achievements, as well as the positive development in bilateral relations, particularly in trade, economic and investment cooperation. As the two countries have great potential for stronger cooperation, they should accelerate the implementation of signed agreements and work out new cooperation programmes, she suggested.... [read more]

Doan extended her warmest congratulations to the ambassador, highly commending the important role Brazil has played in promoting mutual understanding and cultivating friendship between the two peoples. Doan expressed her hope that, on the tremendous progress achieved in Vietnam-Brazil relations over past decades, the two peoples will continue to enhance mutual trust, friendship and expand exchanges. She said she hoped the two nations could work together to build a new model of relationship free of conflict and confrontation based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation. The NA leader also expressed Vietnam’s commitment of further facilitating the two nation’s peoples to join hands and move forward on a bridge of friendship for decades to come. For his part, Ambassador Antonia underscored Brazil’s commitment to expand trade and cooperation with Vietnam and promised he will do his utmost to enhance relations between the two countries.... [read more]

(VOVworld)-State President Truong Tan Sang received credentials by new ambassadors from 6 countries on Tuesday. President Sang told Uruguayan Ambassador Carlos Maria Irigaray Santana that Vietnam will create the best conditions for him to fulfill his mission in Vietnam. Ambassador Santana expressed his wish for further bilateral cooperation in politics, education and agriculture. Meeting with Indonesian Ambassador Mayerfas, President Sang said Vietnam and Indonesia are moving forward a strategic partnership, which is expected to boost economic and trade ties between the 2 countries and mutual support in international forums. At a reception for Brazilian Ambassador Victoria Alice Clearver, President Sang said Vietnam is ready to supports Brazil's bid for a permanent seat of an expanded UN Security Council. Ms. Clearver expressed her confidence that she will contribute to lifting Vietnam-Brazil relations to a new level. Bolivian Ambassador Gullermo Chalup Liendo presented his credentials to the Vietnamese President and asked for a framework agreement to promote cooperation between the 2 countries. President Sang thanked Bolivia's support for Vietnam's WTO membership. President Sang also received credentials from the ambassadors of Myanmar and Lithuania.... [read more]

The Secretary of Brazilian Rio Grande do Sul state Party Committee, Roul Carrion, has pledged to do his best to make a contribution to strengthening Vietnam-Brazil relations in many fields. At a meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), Tran Dac Loi, in Hanoi on April 22, Carrion, member of the Brazil Communist Party and the House of Representatives, said he would introduce a Brazilian business delegation to seek partners and boost investment in Vietnam . Deputy Chairman Loi said Carrion's visit to Vietnam was a good chance for both sides to boost exchanges and deepen mutual understanding in order to increase the two countries' friendship. The Vietnam-Brazil Friendship Association was set up in 2010, Loi said, expressing his hope that the two sides would continue to promote cooperation and exchange delegations to strengthen their friendship and mutual understanding. During their visit to Vietnam, Carrion and his entourage will pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and visit some economic, educational and scientific research establishments in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and visit Ha Long Bay.... [read more]

The Vietnam-Brazil Friendship and Cooperation Association made its debut at a congress held in the capital city of Hanoi on June 4. Addressing the association establishment congress, Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong said that since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1989, the Vietnam-Brazil relations have been strengthened and extended in all fields. Hong said he hoped that the association will take an active part in the implementation of activities for peace, solidarity and friendship. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Van Lang, who was elected as the association's President, said the association will contribute to increasing mutual understanding, friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries. During the congress, participants approved a plan of action for the association, focusing on popularising the images of Vietnam and Brazil, promoting exchanges between enterprises, increasing experience sharing in culture, education and sports, and jointly organising important events of the two countries. Brazil set up its embassy in Hanoi in 1994, becoming the first South American country to do so./.... [read more]

Brazilian Navy ship, “Garcia D’Avila”, with her 283 officers and sailors docked in Ho Chi Minh City’s port yesterday, starting a courtesy visit to the city from May 1 st to 5 th. This is the first visit to Vietnam of a Brazilian Navy ship and is to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the beginning of Vietnam–Brazil relations. During the visit, members of the ship’s crew will pay a courtesy visit to leaders of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Military Zone 7 and representatives of the Navy Command in Ho Chi Minh City. They also organize some cultural and sporting activities and visit Ho Chi Minh City and its suburbs. Source: Dan Tri Translated by Ngoc Hung... [read more]