President Sang greets Angola’s Interior Minister

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang has suggested Vietnam and Angola should expand cooperation in various fields including economics, trade, and investment, and organize an intergovernmental committee meeting soon. At a reception for Angola's Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares in Hanoi on October 21, President Sang described his visit as a contribution to deepening the inherent traditional friendship between the two countries and welcomed the working results with Vietnam Ministry of … [Read more...]

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President Sang greets Angolan Interior Minister

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang has suggested Vietnam and Angola should expand cooperation in various fields including economics, trade, and investment, and organize an intergovernmental committee meeting soon. At a reception for Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares in Hanoi on October 21, President Sang described his visit as a contribution to deepening the inherent traditional friendship between the two countries and welcomed the working results with Vietnam Ministry of Public … [Read more...]

Vietnam exerts more efforts in TPP negotiations

(VOV) - Vietnam is always desirous of boosting all-around cooperation with the US, primarily in trade and investment, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung told visiting US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Hanoi on October 21. The NA strongly supports negotiations to reach the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement between Vietnam and the US in line with the two peoples' expectations, Hung said. Froman suggested both nations make greater efforts to finalize the TPP soon, … [Read more...]

Vietnam urged to renovate science and technology for int’l integration

(VOV) - Research institutes, universities and business enterprises should speed up international integration and become a driving force in socio-economic development by proactively renovating science and technology. The statement was echoed by those attending at a seminar in HCM City on October 21, aiming to devise solutions to promote the development of science and technology. Attendees said less reliance should be placed on the government for the overhaul and funding of the nation's … [Read more...]

Vietnam urged to renovate science and technology

(VOV) - Research institutes, universities and business enterprises should speed up international integration and become a driving force in socio-economic development by proactively renovating science and technology. The statement was echoed by those attending at a seminar in HCM City on October 21, aiming to devise solutions to promote the development of science and technology. Attendees said less reliance should be placed on the government for the overhaul and funding of the nation's … [Read more...]

US becomes Vietnam’s largest timber importer

(VOV) - The US is now the largest importer of the nation's wood and wooden products, accounting for 35.8% of market share, according to the Vietnam Customs. In August alone, Vietnam grossed US$199.7 million from exporting wood and wooden products to the US. Last year, the country's wood exports to the US fetched more than US$2 billion. Vietnam now ranks second in the world in exporting wood products to the US second only to China. To boost exports to the demanding market, the Ministry of … [Read more...]

Cultural corner maximizes Lam Dong’s tourism potential

(VOV) - The Central Highland province of Lam Dong in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is set to build "Da Lat-Lam Dong corner" in some Vietnamese embassies abroad in 2015. Local authorities asked relevant agencies to collect photographs, pictures, publications and documents, DVDs to assist Vietnamese embassy in realizing the plan. The scheme is designed to promote the image of Lam Dong province, its culture and architectural heritage to foreigners and create more investment … [Read more...]

Vietnam nabs five gold medals at Para Games

(VOV) - Following three days of competition at the ongoing second Asian Para Games in Incheon, Vietnam stands at 5 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals in the medal tally, placing ninth overall in the rankings. On the first day of competition, Vietnam won a gold medal when weightlifter Nguyen Binh An set a new Asian record of 179kg in the men's 54kg event. Vietnamese swimmer Vo Thanh Tung alone achieved two gold medals, one in the 50m backstroke and another in the 200 freestyle event. In the … [Read more...]

UNESCO supports the ASEAN Dream

(VOV) -A press conference on October 21 in Ho Chi Minh City was held to announce the launch of a UNESCO funded project named 'Today's Voice', aiming to educate Vietnamese students about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Under the project,a series of workshops on the issue will be organized for 500,000 students from 10 universities across the nation to provide the man opportunity to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of integration. Moreover, seminars and workshops will also share … [Read more...]

Second runner-up Miss Vietnam World shines in Ao dai

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(VOV) - A collection of traditional dress (Ao dai) by Vietnamese designer Vo Thuy Duong helped second runner-up Miss Vietnam World 2013 show her beauty and elegance in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Following are some photos: 1. Tra Giang is the only model in HCM City to participate in the Ao Dai festival recently held in Hanoi 2. She wants to create the collection as a gift for her mother's birthday with beautiful photos of Hanoi's ancient streets and famous historical relics … [Read more...]