Hai Phong keen to cooperate with Uruguay

(VOV) -Chairman of the People’s Council and Secretary of the Party Committee of Hai Phong Duong Anh Dien received Speaker of Uruguay’s Lower House Anibal Pereyra on January 20 Dien said that Hai Phong is focusing on socio-economic development and expanding cooperation with other countries including Uruguay. He said he hoped that Uruguay and Vietnam and Hai Phong in particular will continue to bolster friendship and cooperation in trade, investment, and economics. … [Read more...]

Hai Phong wants to cooperate with Uruguay

(VOVworld) – Chairman of the People’s Council and Secretary of the Party Committee of Hai Phong Duong Anh Dien received Speaker of Uruguay’s Lower House Anibal Pereyra on Tuesday. Dien said that Hai Phong is focusing on socio-economic development and expanding cooperation with other countries including Uruguay. He said he hoped that Uruguay and Vietnam and Hai Phong in particular will continue to bolster friendship and cooperation in trade, investment, and economics. … [Read more...]

Belgian investment in Hai Phong city recognised

Chairman of the People's Committee of the northern port city of Hai Phong Duong Anh Dien has emphasised the important role of Belgium in investment cooperation with the city. The city's official made the remark at a working session with a visiting Belgian economic delegation, led by Crown Prince Philippe, in the city on March 14. The city's Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, in which Belgian enterprises have invested, is considered an example of investment cooperation between Belgian and other partners, Dien said. He said he hoped that Belgium will continue with cooperation at a new level with Vietnam and Hai Phong city in particular, to help turn the city into a modern industrial one before 2020. Prince Philippe said this is the largest delegation to visit the city so far, with the presence of 40 businesses involved in seaport management and development and other economic fields. The prince said he hopes that Belgian businesses operating in the city will contribute to the time-honoured … [Read more...]

UNSC calls emergency meeting on Israeli-Lebanon conflict

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A UNSC emergency meeting on Israel. Photo: AP (VOVworld) - The UN Security Council called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the surge of violence on the Israeli-Lebanon border, diplomats confirmed. The renewed tensions started after an Israeli air strike in the Golan Heights, near Syria's Quneitra border crossing with Israel, which resulted in the deaths of six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general on Wednesday. Following the death of Hezbollah fighters, UNIFIL mission in southern Lebanon said it had witnessed six rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon and Israeli forces firing in return. Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, told the UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a letter that Israel will take all necessary measures to defend itself against Hezbollah. … [Read more...]

Prime Minister attends ceremony marking patriotic emulation drive

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Patriotic emulation movement has been enthusiastically responded by people of all strata throughout 65 years and was an important driving force behind the country's immense achievements in various fields. The remarks were made by Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, during a solemn ceremony on June 9 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's Appeal for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 1948-2013) and the 5th anniversary of Traditional Day for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 2008-2013). The event saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who is also President of the Central Emulation and Reward Council, and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Hoang Quan, among others. In recounting the late President's call and his launched emulation movements, Chairman Quan emphasised that patriotic emulation movement has been evolving strongly, turning out as a valuable tradition and leaving profound imprints that enriched national … [Read more...]

Patriotic emulation movement celebrated

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Patriotic emulation movement has been enthusiastically responded by people of all strata throughout 65 years and was an important driving force behind the country's immense achievements in various fields. PM Nguyen Tan Dung presents emulation flag 2012 to HCM City and the "For Emulation and Reward cause" insignias to municipal leaders. (Source: VNA) The remarks were made by Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, during a solemn ceremony on June 9 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's Appeal for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 1948-2013) and the 5th anniversary of Traditional Day for Patriotic Emulation (June 11, 2008-2013). The event saw the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who is also President of the Central Emulation and Reward Council, and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Hoang Quan, among others. In recounting the late President's call and his launched emulation movements, Chairman Quan emphasised … [Read more...]

Iran sends rare letter to US over killed scientist

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Iran said on Saturday it had evidence Washington was behind the latest killing of one of its nuclear scientists, state television reported, at a time when tensions over the country's nuclear program have escalated to their highest level ever. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists at Tehran's Mehrabad airport after his visit to Latin American countries January 14, 2012. … [Read more...]

Iran sends rare letter to U.S. over killed scientist

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Iran said on Saturday it had evidence Washington was behind the latest killing of one of its nuclear scientists, state television reported, at a time when tensions over the country's nuclear program have escalated to their highest level ever. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists at Tehran's Mehrabad airport after his visit to Latin American countries January 14, 2012.Photo: Reuters/Raheb Homavandi In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan's car during the Wednesday morning rush-hour in the capital. His driver was also killed. U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton denied responsibility and Israeli President Shimon Peres said Israel had no role in the attack, to the best of his knowledge. "We have reliable documents and evidence that this terrorist act was planned, guided and supported by the CIA," the Iranian foreign ministry said … [Read more...]

UN chief calls for diplomatic solution to nuclear standoff with Iran

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday expressed deep concern over the possible military- dimensioned nuclear program in Iran, and called for a diplomatic solution, rather than the military one, to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a UN spokesman said here. Martin Nesirky, the UN spokesman, said at a daily news briefing that after International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on Tuesday accusing Iran of conducting activities aimed at developing nuclear weapons, the secretary-general noted with serious concern that Iran might have carried out nuclear activities with military purposes, "The secretary-general reiterates his belief that a negotiated rather than a military solution is the only way to resolve this issue," the spokesman said. Ban emphasized again that "the onus is on Iran" to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear program, and reiterated his call for Iran's compliance with all the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and IAEA board of … [Read more...]

Enhancing bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and Uruguay

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The Hanoitimes - On January 19, Deputy PM Minh and NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung in Hanoi received Speaker of the Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra who is on a visit to Vietnam. The host highlighted recent development of the relations between the two countries, noting that they worked closely at international organisations and multi forums. According to the Vietnamese official, economic cooperation between Vietnam and Uruguay has enjoyed positive results in recent years, with two-way trade hitting 120 million USD in 2014, four times higher than that in 2007. There is great potential for the two countries to set up partnership in the fields of agriculture, breeding, farm-aquatic product processing and biotechnology in the near future, he said. Deputy PM Minh said he hopes the Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay will support the signing and ratification of future cooperation agreements between the two countries. For his part, Speaker Anibal Pereyra said that his … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Uruguay boost parliamentary cooperation

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(VOVworld) – Vietnam wants to boost parliamentary cooperation with Uruguay, said National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung while receiving Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra during his ongoing visit to Vietnam. Chairman Hung called on both legislative bodies to continue cooperating on the implementation of signed agreements, step up delegation exchanges, and support each other in international parliamentarian forums, especially at the International Parliamentary Union (IPU). Mr. Pereyra said Uruguay always supports Vietnam and that his visit to Vietnam aims to consolidate the two countries’ fine bilateral friendship. He pledged his efforts to tighten relations between Vietnam and Uruguay, and between their legislative bodies, saying that Asia, including Vietnam, has a strategic position in Uruguay’s integration and development. After talks, both leaders signed several cooperation agreements between the two legislative bodies. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Uruguay boost legislative cooperation

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(VOV) - Vietnam wants to strengthen cooperation with the General Assembly of Uruguay in bilateral relations and international forums. The statement was made by Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung at the January 19 talks with the Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra who is on a visit to Vietnam. NA Chairman Hung thanked Uruguay’s valuable support for Vietnam in the past struggle for national independence and the current national construction and development process. He congratulated Uruguay’s achievements in recent times and believed the visit will open up multifaceted cooperation prospects between the two countries and boost relations between Vietnam and Latin America. He proposed that the two sides will actively coordinate in building and implementing the signed cooperative agreements, and accelerating exchange visits and mutual support at regional and international parliamentary forums, particularly at multilateral forums … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 19

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Here are the leading news stories in Vietnamese media in brief for today, January 19, 2015. Politics -- Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra on Sunday arrived in Hanoi to begin his five-day visit at the invitation of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. -- Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang on Sunday had a working session with the northwest province of Hoa Binh, during which he urged the provincial leaders to exert stronger efforts to promote local economic growth. Society -- A Vietnamese woman was among six drug convicts executed by Indonesia on Sunday. -- A fifth grader drowned when he was swimming at a private-run swimming pool in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 on Sunday. -- Police in the southernmost province of Ca Mau’s U Minh District have seized around 1.1 tonnes of cannabis illegally grown by a local farmer at his home, officers said Sunday. -- Hundreds of Lao and Cambodian students joined … [Read more...]

Uruguay’s top legislator begins Vietnam visit

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Speaker of Uruguay’s Chamber of Representatives Anibal Pereyra arrived in Hanoi on January 18, beginning his five-day visit to Vietnam. The visit is made at the invitation of the National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. The Speaker is accompanied by members of the parliamentary such as Jaime Mario from the National Party; Fitzgerald Cantero from the Colorado Party and Ivan Posado from the Independent Party. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

Vietnam to bolster result-oriented cooperation with UN: PM

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo: VNA) Vietnam will exert every effort to intensify result-oriented cooperation with the United Nations, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at a meeting with visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Hanoi on May 22. The Vietnamese leader appreciated the UN’s support and cooperation with his country, especially in realising the Millennium Development Goals and the "Delivering as One" and the "One UN House" initiatives. Vietnam hopes for further assistance and policy consultation from the UN in order to improve its capacity of building quality and feasible programmes and development goals, including the action programme and the strategy for coping with climate change, as Vietnam is forecast to be among countries most vulnerable. The Southeast Asian country is willing to work with the UN and the international community in implementing commitments and action programmes towards sustainable … [Read more...]

Vietnam, UN seek to strengthen multi-faceted cooperation

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State President Truong Tan Sang (right) greets UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Photo: VNA) State President Truong Tan Sang and the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed measures to promote the multidimensional cooperation between Vietnam and the UN in the coming time in Hanoi on May 22. During talks held after a grand welcome ceremony for the UN chief, the two sides expressed their pleasure at strong development of the bilateral relationship. The Vietnamese State leader highly valued the UN’s effective support for Vietnam in economic and social development, especially the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As the UN prepares to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary (1945-2015), the two sides agreed on the significance of adopting the Post-2015 Development Agenda along with Sustainable Development Goals and striving to reach a new global agreement on coping with climate change. President Truong Tan Sang confirmed that as a … [Read more...]

Vietnam shares experience in national reunification

Socio-political analysts from Vietnam and the Republic of Korea gathered at a forum on May 22 in Hanoi to discuss Vietnam’s experiences in achieving reunification and national reconciliation. The RoK-Vietnam For Peace Forum, the first of its kind, was co-organised by the Institute for Northeast Asian Studies, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the RoK National Reufinication Advisory Council, and the RoK Embassy in Vietnam. Chairman of the RoK National Reufinication Advisory Council’s Hanoi branch, Kim Jung-In, said that understanding the methods Vietnam used in re-unifying the nation and harmonizing society and culture as well as viewpoints and values after a 30 year separation is of great value for the RoK, the only nation left separated in the world. He also highlighted the rebuilding and development of Vietnam over the past 40 years. Vice Director of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Pham Van Duc, remarked that the Korean Peninsula has been separated … [Read more...]

NA’s third working day: more draft laws scrutinised

An overview of the event (Photo: VNA) More draft laws came under scrutiny of deputies on May 22, the third working day of the ongoing ninth sitting of the 13 th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi. Group discussions in the morning focused on the law and ordinance making programme of the NA in 2016, and amendments to the law-making plans for 2015 and the entire tenure of the 13th legislature. Deputies also mulled over Article 60 of the 2014 Social Insurance Law and the draft law on the supervisory activities of the NA and People’s Councils. At the plenary session in the afternoon, lawmakers heard presentations on the draft law on amendments and supplements to some articles of the law on accounting, and a verification report on the bill. They also heard a report on latest modifications to the draft law on the promulgation of legal documents based on received feedback and discussed some debatable contents of this bill.-VNA … [Read more...]

Friendly exchange marks Vietnam-Spain diplomatic ties

The Vietnam-Spain Friendship Association and the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam held a friendly exchange in Hanoi on May 22 to celebrate 38 years of the two countries’ diplomatic relations. Chairman of the Vietnam-Spain Friendship Association - Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Hoai Duong expressed his pleasure at the growing relations between the two countries since they established bilateral diplomatic ties in 1977 and a strategic partnership in 2009. He emphasised that this has benefited the two nations and peoples not only in economics and trade but also culture, tourism and education. The association has made great contributions to bilateral relations by organising a number of activities under various forms to promote the friendship and cooperation with Spanish partners, he said. The chairman added that in 2015, the association will further expand friendship and cooperation exchanges, especially with the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam . He said he … [Read more...]

Party chief receives UN Secretary-General

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right); United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo: VNA) Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hailed the visit by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as of importance to strengthening cooperation between Vietnam and the UN when receiving the UN chief in Hanoi on May 22. The UN Secretary-General expressed his admiration for Vietnam’s socio-economic development achievements in recent years, particularly in poverty eradication, social welfare, disease prevention, disaster aftermath mitigation, and climate change adaptation. He highly valued the country’s role, status, and important contributions to maintaining regional and global peace, stability, cooperation, and development. Ban Ki-moon also lauded Vietnam’s efforts and its active and responsible participation in UN activities, including effectively implementing the "One UN" initiative, serving in the UN Security Council for the 2008-2009 term, … [Read more...]