Vietnam deepens foreign relations in 2007

VietNamNet Bridge - One of the major purposes of Vietnam attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the last 30 years is to receive technology to be transferred by foreign investors. However, according to the 2016 World Economic Forum, the efficiency of technology transfer from foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) in Vietnam is surprisingly low. Vietnam ranked 57th in the world in 2009, while it ranked 103rd in 2014, falling by 46 grades after five years, much lower than other regional countries, including Malaysia (13th) Thailand (36th), Indonesia (39th) and Cambodia (44th).The analysis of other criteria also gives unsatisfactory results.In 2015, of five…... [read more]

The official Japan visit by the Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong from September 15 to 18, 2015 marked an important milestone of Vietnam’s 2015 external affairs, implementing its foreign policies of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification, and bringing its ties with major partners, specially Japan, to new highs. According to General Secretary Trong, the visit took place as Vietnam - Japan bilateral relations are developing very fruitfully. With this visit, Vietnam wants to assert its consistent stance that Japan is one of most important and long-term partners of Vietnam, and deepen bilateral ties for the sake…... [read more]

Poland, Vietnam strengthen party relations In Angola, the CPV delegation joined international observers in monitoring the parliamentary and presidential general elections and worked with the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) Party on measures to boost bilateral ties between the two partiesIt also met with representatives of the Vietnamese community to learn about their current situation.In Algeria, the CPV delegation met with officials from the National Liberation Front (FLN) Party, Speaker for the People's National Assembly Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa and managers of Newspaper Echaab (the People).The main focus of discussion was on measures to strengthen ties of…... [read more]

The visit to Vietnam of the Singaporean Prime Minister is seen as an important political event in the bilateral good relations between Vietnam and Singapore, and it also indicates that Singapore treasures its friendly relationship and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam.More specifically, the visit has created a good opportunity for the two sides to discuss both strategic directions and concrete measures to deepen the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership in the coming time in response to quick current developments in the fourth industrial revolution, to back each other’s efforts for sustainable development and prosperity, and to expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries…... [read more]

The PM and high-ranking delegation of Vietnamese officials were welcomed by Dutch officials at the airport. The three-day visit aims to reinforce the strategic bilateral partnership on climate change adaptation, water management, sustainable agriculture and food security.During his visit, PM Phuc is expected to meet with the Dutch PM, leaders of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and attend Viet Nam-Netherlands Business Forum.Vietnam and the Netherlands first established diplomatic ties on September 4, 1973. Since the end of the 20th century, the bilateral friendship and cooperation have been developed and deepened across all fields. The…... [read more]

NDO - In 2016, Vietnam’s foreign affairs work continued to be implemented in a comprehensive and synchronous manner, achieving many positive and significant results, contributing to protecting national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and national interests; maintaining peace and stability; the strengthening of friendly relations and cooperation with other countries as well as accelerating international integration and promoting socio-economic development while enhancing Vietnam's position and prestige on the global arena.On the occasion of the New Year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh granted an interview to the press about the achievements recorded by the foreign…... [read more]

Below expectationsData issued by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency shows that as of late September, Vietnam attracted 24,199 FDI (foreign direct investment) projects totaling US$310.19 billion in registered capital from 116 countries and territories worldwide. Although Vietnam is attractive to foreign investors, it is lagging behind other countries in the region in terms of foreign investors’ technology transfer to domestic enterprises, with the transfer continuing to decline. Specifically, Vietnam’s ranking in this field fell from 57th place in 2009 to 103rd place in 2014, far behind that of Malaysia (13th), Thailand (36th), Indonesia (39th) and Cambodia…... [read more]

PM Dung delivered the remark while receiving in Hanoi on Oct. 21President of the US Council on Foreign Relations Richard N. Haass, whois currently on a working visit to Vietnam .“ Vietnamwishes that both countries will try their best to further deepen theirrelations to bring about practical benefits and contribute actively topeace and stability in the region and the world at large,” theVietnamese leader said.He spoke highly of the role of thePresident of the US Council on Foreign Relations and his goodwill toVietnam and appreciated the Council’s attention and contribution topromoting the two countries’ cooperation.PM Dung expressed hishope that the…... [read more]

It took place after a conference was held on June 6-7 to review the great efforts of Party leaders, officials and members from both countries involved in the project to compile scholarly works.A Radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reporter interviewed Pham Van Linh, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education about the significance of the project.Reporter: After four years, the scholarly works about the history of Vietnam-Laos relations have been completed and published. What is the significance and real value of such works?Mr Linh: These works are of political, scientific and educational significance as they greatly…... [read more]

NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is leading a high-level Vietnamese delegation to Siem Reap for the ninth Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area Summit on November 23-24 at the invitation of Cambodian PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen. This is an important political event between the three Indochinese nations, aiming to promote the huge potential of each country, improve the living conditions of regional residents and deepen comprehensive co-operative relations among the three countries. >>> Promoting comprehensive connectivity and economic growth in CLV development triangle area >>> PM Phuc leaves for CLV Development Triangle Area SummitOver the past years, co-operation…... [read more]