Vietnam aims for stronger economic ties with Middle East, North Africa

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Nhan Dan/VNA - The Vietnamese Government hopes the economic co-operation forum with its Middle Eastern and North African partners can enhance the friendship and co-operation between Vietnam and these countries. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while addressing the first ever such forum in Hanoi on November 4. He stated that Vietnam and Middle Eastern and North African countries have great advantages and potential that can complement each other through mutual co-operation and … [Read more...]

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Lam Kinh named Special National Heritage Site

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan (first from left) confers the honorary certificate to Thanh Hoa provincial leaders (

Nhan Dan Online - Lam Kinh historical site in Xuan Lam commune, Tho Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province, was announced as a Special National Heritage Site on September 26. The provincial People's Committee held a ceremony to receive a certificate honouring this fact which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan. Addressing the event, Deputy PM Nhan stressed that the acknowledgment reflects the deep gratitude of Vietnamese people towards their ancestors for their contributions to … [Read more...]

Fidel Castro’s visit to Vietnam battlefield recounted

Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a photo exhibition recalling former Cuban President Fidel Castro to Quang Tri in 1973 (

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony on September 19 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the inaugural visit of former Cuban President Fidel Castro to the battlefield in the central province of Quang Tri. Addressing the event, Deputy PM Phuc recalled the visit by President Fidel Castro in 1973, saying it gave courage to the Vietnamese people and soldiers fighting against US troops in 1975. Deputy PM Phuc said the visit was politically significant in Vietnam's history, … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Cuba to boost multi-faceted co-operation

PM Nguyen Tan Dung receiving Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz (

Vietnam will do its utmost to boost co-operation with Cuba in all fields, particularly in agriculture, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz at a reception in Hanoi on September 18. The PM also expressed his hope that Cuba would create favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to make long-term investments in the country. He said the visit of the Cuban minister to attend the meeting of the two countries' … [Read more...]

Seminar discusses Phu Quoc development


The importance of transforming Phu Quoc island district into a special administrative-economic zone with a high level of development was emphasized at a September 16 seminar held on the island. The event was organised to finalise specific mechanisms to build a dynamic and self-reliant economy on Phu Quoc, making it a regional and global centre of tourism, technology, finance, trade, and entertainment. Chairing the seminar, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, head of the Steering Committee for … [Read more...]

Vietnam seeks broader co-operation with New Zealand

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has suggested that Vietnam and New Zealand step up their co-operation in economics, trade, investment, agriculture, aviation and education. At a reception for visiting New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in Hanoi on September 16, PM Dung confirmed that the Vietnamese Government would continue to do its utmost to work with New Zealand towards effective implementation of co-operation agreements reached by the two countries' leaders for the common … [Read more...]

PM urges Dong Thap for rapid development

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speaking at the working session (

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the southern province of Dong Thap to better utilise its farming and aquaculture resources to achieve more rapid and sustainable development. Working with key provincial officials in Cao Lanh city on September 10, PM Dung said the province should lessen the acreage of rice and alternatively raise more produce that is in higher demand both at home and abroad, and better utilise technological advances to improve output. He told the province that it … [Read more...]

Vietnam, RoK to increase labour co-operation

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The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labour (MOEL) held a seminar in Hanoi on September 9 to discuss labour and employment co-operation. At the event, the two sides reviewed the results of past co-operation and put forward ideas for future activities. They agreed that experts from both ministries would negotiate for earlier signing of a special Memorandum of Understanding between them. The RoK side values Vietnam's … [Read more...]

Vietnam pledges support for Seychelles investors

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung affirmed that Vietnam seeks to create an investment climate that is attractive to the Seychelles business community. During the meeting in Hanoi on August 29, PM Dung spoke highly of the outcomes of the talks between President Michel and Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang and the co-operation agreements signed during the visit. He expressed his hope that President Michel's visit open up a new chapter in the two countries' relationship. He thanked the Seychelles … [Read more...]

Museum receives artifacts on President Ho Chi Minh

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Nhan Dan - Nearly 230 artifacts, documents and photos on Uncle Ho were presented to the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Ho Chi Minh City on August 27. The artifacts include a Movado watch that Uncle Ho presented to Ministry of Justice Vu Dinh Hoe; a 'Hero' pen, a gift of President Ho to Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Railway Administration, Le Minh Duc; and five portraits of President Ho drawn by prisoners in Con Dao prison from 1964 to 1971. There are also photos depicting Uncle Ho and … [Read more...]

Exhibits present evidence of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Paracel, Spratly archipelagoes

People looking at old maps showing Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes at an exhibition in Ha Tinh Province in June. Photo by Nguyen Dung

Two-hundred maps and other documents of Vietnam, China and some Western countries will be exhibited in Ho Chi Minh City, affirming that Vietnam has for long established and exercised its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes. The exhibition, named "Hoang Sa, Truong Sa of Vietnam and historical evidence" is being held at the Reunification Palace on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street from August 22-29. The reproduction of several documents in Han (Chinese), Nom … [Read more...]

Chu Lai Economic Zone urged to improve investment environment

Deputy PM Phuc presents the Labour Order, third class, to the management board of the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone (

Nhan Dan Online -Chu Lai Open Economic Zone should develop its sustainable planning, and human resources, along with devising favourable policies and procedures for investors in order to exploit its economic advantages. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the request to the Quang Nam provincial authority and the management board of the economic zone at a ceremony held in Quang Nam province on August 17 to mark the 10th anniversary of Chu Lai's foundation. The Deputy PM praised … [Read more...]

Meeting seeks to develop atomic power sector human resources

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Nhan Dan - Measures to improve the country's atomic power were discussed on July 23 in Hanoi at a meeting of the National Steering Committee on Developing Human Resources for the Atomic Energy Sector. Speaking at the session, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan asked the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and relevant ministries and sectors to contribute proposals to the Government on improving the training quality at universities and institutions specialising on qualifying human … [Read more...]

Lam Dong urged to focus on hi-tech agriculture

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Nhan Dan - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has urged the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong to regenerate its agricultural sector through the application of biotechnology. Deputy PM Nhan made the request at a working session with the Lam Dong provincial authorities on July 20. He also urged to local administration to foster the mobilisation of all social resources in building new rural areas, develop tourism, and boost its provincial competitiveness index in a bid to attract more … [Read more...]

Deputy PM works with Soc Trang province

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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh on July 16 attended a working session with the southwestern province of Soc Trang's officials to discuss its socio-economic development in the first half of 2013 and the implementation of its new rural construction programme. In the reviewed period, Soc Trang's rate of GDP growth was 8.75%, a slight increase from the 8.34% recorded in the first six months of 2012, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Trung Hieu reported at the session. The … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Germany determined to build quality university


The Vietnamese Government will spare no effort to work together with the German side to develop the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) into a high quality training institute in Vietnam. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan made the statement at a reception for the council of the Ho Chi Minh City-based VGU, which was led by Udo Corts, the former Minister for Science and the Arts of the federal state of Hessen, in Hanoi on July 10. Showing his delight at the university's new developments, … [Read more...]

VietinBank urged to reform operations and increase competitiveness

PM Nguyen Tan Dung pins the Independence Order, first class, to VietinBank flag (

Nhan Dan Online - Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) should take drastic measures to comprehensively reform its operation, and seek to improve its competitiveness, enhance its management and boost efficiency in order to reinforce its central role in the country's credit organisation system, at home and abroad. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made this request while attending a ceremony held in Hanoi on July 8 to mark VietinBank's 25 years of operation. PM … [Read more...]

Arts programme on building new rural areas held in Thanh Hoa

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Nhan Dan - A public arts programme on building new rural areas in the central and Central Highlands region opened in Thanh Hoa province on July 2, attracting the participation of professional and amateur artists from 10 troupes in the region. The artists, coming from Binh Dinh, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Kon Tum and Thanh Hoa provinces, brought to the festival songs and dances praising the energy, hard-working and spirit of people in the central … [Read more...]

Families: Cradle of national lofty values, says Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan speaking at the meeting (

Nhan Dan Online - Through the course of history, the Vietnamese family has served to preserve and develop the Vietnamese language and culture and has been the foundation for its idealistic and wonderful national heritage. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan made the remark in Hanoi on June 28 at a meeting held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to mark the Vietnam Family Day. The Deputy PM affirmed that Party and State always attach great care to build happy, prosperous, and … [Read more...]

Government reviews socio-economic situation in first half of 2013

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Nhan Dan - Encouraging growth in most sectors and areas of the country's economy has helped achieve 5% GDP growth in the second quarter of this year and 4.9% for the first half. The Government announced this assessment in Hanoi on June 27 during its regular meeting to review the country's socio-economic development in the first six months of this year, which was chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. According to a report by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, industrial production, … [Read more...]