Pakistani minister decries US as ‘friend who always betrays’

Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.  Hospital security guards carry a students injured in the shootout at aschool under attacked by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan,Tuesday,Dec. 16, 2014. The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which has children and teenagers in grades 1-10. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the assault and rushed to Peshawar to show his support for the victims.The horrific attack, carried out by a relatively small…... [read more]

Prime Minister Dung will pay official visits to Kazakhstan from September 14 - 15, Denmark from September 16-17 and Hungary from September 18-19. The visits are made at the invitation of Kazakhstani Prime Minister Carim Masimov, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and Hungarian Prime Minister Bajnai Gordon.The visits will take place at a time when Vietnam is achieving significant growth in all fields: stable socio-politics, and an average economic growth rate of 7-8 percent per year as it integrates into the regional and international economy. To cope with the global financial crisis, Vietnam is implementing strict measures to contain…... [read more]

“Coming to Dong Thap province, investors will work in a transparent and open investment environment with a dynamic and open government which always seeks to work better to support investors and enterprises to a maximum and sees their success as the success of the province,” said Mr Le Minh Hoan, Secretary of Dong Thap Provincial Party Committee, affirmed at the Dong Thap Investment Promotion Conference 2017 themed “Dong Thap - Our Potential, Your Opportunity.” In the past years, Dong Thap province has constantly embraced every opportunity of investors, persisted in investor support policies, and viewed the success of investors as…... [read more]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with Lao Defense Minister Chansamone Channhalat, Ha Noi, December 18, 2017 – Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu PM Phuc welcomed the visit of the Lao Defense Minister and expressed his pleasure to witness the development in the bilateral ties. He hoped that the visit would contribute to cementing and promoting the traditional relations, friendship, and special solidarity. The Vietnamese Government spares no effort to implement agreements reached by top leaders of the two countries and promote the bilateral cooperation in various fields, he said.The host leader noticed the importance of maintaining exchanges of high-ranking delegations, calling the two Ministries…... [read more]

On December 16th, Hoang Nam Chu, Director of the Central Quang Ngai Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism received 210 personal objects related to the activities of the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, which will be put on on display in the commemorative area for the late Prime Minister.These objects include the belongings of the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong when he worked in Hanoi, and souvenirs presented by international friends. Quang Ngai Province. Source: SGGP These objects include the belongings of the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong when he worked in Hanoi, and souvenirs presented…... [read more]

Despite China's claims that peace and stability are its most important foreign policy goals, recent actions seem to reveal more dubious motives. China’s provocative actionsinvolving an illegally operating oil rig in Vietnamese waters are inviolation of its commitments and appear to go against the pronouncedspirit of friendly cooperation between the two nations. The Deputy Prime Minister andMinister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, has said that China'saggressive actions have hurt the credibility of China among Vietnamesepeople. Chinese exploratory oildrilling in Vietnamese waters, which started on May 1, has brought aboutstrong reaction from the international community. A Chinese ship attacking a…... [read more]

White House said on Monday that the NATO strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers are a "tragedy," vowing to carry out investigation on this deadly incident, amid the continuously deteriorating U.S.-Pakistani relations that have been seriously marred by multiple disputes this year. At a regular briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S. reaction is that "the events that took those lives was a tragedy." The comments came after a total of 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 13 others injured when NATO fighter jets and helicopters bombed two border posts in Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border…... [read more]

Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai reads a book as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in this undated handout photograph released on November 8, 2012. The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October 9 for standing up against the Taliban and openly advocating education for women.The attack has drawn widespread international condemnation and Yousufzai…... [read more]

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trongreceived visiting General Tariq Majid, Chairman of the Pakistani JointChiefs of Staff Committee, in Hanoi on Aug. 5. Deputy PMTrong expressed his thanks to the Pakistan government and people fortheir support of Vietnam ’s national liberation and unification. Based upon their long-standing friendship and cooperation, the twocountries’ defence ministries should enhance joint efforts in searchand rescue activities and disaster relief. Pakistan values the development of cooperation with Southeast Asiancountries, and appreciates Vietnam ’s role in the bloc, General TariqMajid said. He also expressed his pleasure at the development of two-way trade tiesbetween Vietnam and Pakistan…... [read more]

Both sides agreed to maintain the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership, including cooperation between their naval and borderguard forces.They stressed the need to have cooperation and consultations in multilateral security mechanisms that do not negatively impact the interests of either country.Both sides concurred the two militaries play an important role in helping their Parties and States settle disputes through peaceful negotiations and friendly consultations, thereby abiding by international law and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).Vietnam proposed signing an agreement against the use and threat of naval force at sea, expanding cooperation, particularly in relation…... [read more]