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...]